Aug 29

Updated 44 min ago

Hard Candy Source?

I've recently developed a liking for hard candy. Do you know of a store that offers a good variety? I mostly shop at Jewel and Whole Foods, and they seem to concentrate on chocolates and chewy candies, with just a sampling of hard candies. Now I'm interested in branching out a bit.

  • I totally agree! I have found some at Candiality but it is expensive.
    Your best bet might be to check out Amazon for your favorite.

  • Yes, because why on earth would you want to support any of our local businesses when you can save .02 on a piece of licorice?

24 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Property Tax Resource

Does anyone know of a good property tax resource such as a website to walk me through it or a lawyer.

I have successfully appealed by myself in the past. But I don't know if I got back the most I could have, I don't know if I should appeal again; if I should appeal again, I don't know if a lawyer is worth it or if I should just "make stuff up" like I did last time. All I know is my mailbox gets flooded with lawyers fishing for my business and I would prefer to pay less in taxes rather than more.

Thank you!

  • All you need is a GOOD appraisal from a CERTIFIED r/e appraiser. Send in the appraisal with the appeal to C/County. Call Illinois Appraisal. 773 528 4265. 25 yrs experience.

  • david duggan President, South Lakeview Neighbors

    I've used Gary Howell Smith, 312-236-7447 (Wells at Wacker). As a lawyer, now retired (I didn't handle this sort of work for paying clients), I'm somewhat agnostic as to whether having a lawyer prosecute your challenge is worthwhile: I've gone to these politician-sponsored seminars and filed my own there with...

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    I've used Gary Howell Smith, 312-236-7447 (Wells at Wacker). As a lawyer, now retired (I didn't handle this sort of work for paying clients), I'm somewhat agnostic as to whether having a lawyer prosecute your challenge is worthwhile: I've gone to these politician-sponsored seminars and filed my own there with some favorable results. I think at the assessor's office it makes sense to have a lawyer (who gets paid only if the challenge is successful). After that, at various boards of review, I'm not so certain. The problem is that the tax-assessment system is a big lottery and I believe that the assessors behind the counter throw little bones to the plebs while they give large cuts to the major campaign contributors.

2 hours ago

Chicago Speed Camera Map: watch out for one by Lane Tech High School

https://mapsengine.google.com/map/viewer?mid=zDIlbNW6Kzv4.kWRTNheTjAho

Just an fyi, speed cameras in school zones are set if you go over 20 mph. Watch out for one at 2501 W. Addison by Lane Tech High School. The normal speed limit is 30 mph and the cameras run longer than expected (6am - 9pm?) not just during school hours. $100 ticket.

2 hours ago

LOST FOSTER DOG: Penny the Lhasa Apso

Late last night an Anti-Cruelty Society foster dog broke out of her fosters' fenced yard and went missing in Lakeview.

The foster lives near Belmont and Racine. Penny, who also responds to Payne, was last spotted heading west on Wellington. Penny is a white and grey 5 year old spayed Lhasa Apso who is micro-chipped and wearing a collar and tag.

If you spot or catch Penny - please contact us ASAP at:

(312)644.8338
foster@anticruelty.org

Thank you in advance!

Sep 08

Updated 3 hours ago

water heater recommendations

The water heater in our 8 unit condo building needs to be replaced. Any recommendations on installers? Tankless?

Thank you in advance!

  • The best improvement I have ever made is getting a tankless hot water heater. I love it and had no problems. Endless hot water on demand, no running out of hot water if you take a bath then shower or have company. Saves on utilities because only heats water on demand.

  • Gas h/w heater from a Wheeling distributor was $400. My handyman was $100. $25 in copper parts. Dont get ripped off.

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26 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Need a vet

Does anyone know of a good vet in Lakeview?

  • John Olson Buena Park resident, work at Raven Theatre.

    We've been going to McKillip as well, for years. They don't require appointments, and all the docs and staff are great. They also give an hour of free parking at the Century Mall.

  • I LOVE Dr Dave Russell from Evanston. He is a traveling Veterinarian, has had his practice a long time, and comes to your house. If surgery is needed, he rents surgery space. It is wonderful. He spends time in the comfort of your home with no stress to our animals, only gives them love and care. He loves his job, our pets and it's a joy when he comes for shot updates or whatever. Can't say enough about Dr. Dave!

2 days ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Parking lot bait and switch?

Hi to my fellow Chicagoans in Lake View. Last night my family purchased parking passes online for James G. Blaine Elementary School at 1420 W. Grace for the Zac Brown concert. They were advertised for $9.00 by Parking jockey online. Realizing the bargain, we grabbed two spots immediately and printed our passes. When we arrived at the parking lot, a provider attempted to charge us $40.00 each for the spots until we threatened to call the police.

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Hi to my fellow Chicagoans in Lake View. Last night my family purchased parking passes online for James G. Blaine Elementary School at 1420 W. Grace for the Zac Brown concert. They were advertised for $9.00 by Parking jockey online. Realizing the bargain, we grabbed two spots immediately and printed our passes. When we arrived at the parking lot, a provider attempted to charge us $40.00 each for the spots until we threatened to call the police.

The offer was out of line for the area, I realize that. What I didn't like was the bait and switch tactics. Before I get upbraided for not taking public transportation, my other family members came in from Milwaukee and had to return home last night. Typically I will take public transportation to concerts at Wrigley.

  • Gunnery Sgt Hartman Neighborhood Bully

    Did you report them to parking jockey?

  • Beth Babcock Realtor for 24 years, currently with @properties

    I wonder if some folks hijacked their parking lot? When I've parked at Blaine, I just pay there using the pay box.

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37 hours ago

lost cat

Mila has been missing for a week now. She was last seen near Wolfram and Lakewood. Please call or text 773-580-4130 with any information. More photos: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10153146469238852&id=697228851

37 hours ago

Lost cat in Lakeview

Mila was last seen near Wolfram and Lakewood. Please call or text 763-580-4130 if you see her. More photos:!https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10153146469238852&id=697228851

41 hours ago

Are you missing a Prius with Texas plates?

There's a silver Prius parked at the northeast corner of Lakewood and Wellington that's on the verge of being towed. It is parked too far from the curb and over the crosswalk. It has a smashed right, front fender and the inside of the car has been vandalized. It has had multiple tickets on it. In case this is your car and you've lost it, it was stolen, or whatever, you might want to move it.

43 hours ago

Free Blowdry Tomorrow!

Looking for a blow dry model tomorrow at 1:30pm in Lincoln Park.
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43 hours ago

Free Blow Dry tomorrow!

Looking for a blow dry model at 1:30pm tomorrow in Lincoln Park.
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2 days ago

Clothing Found

I found men's designer clothing in my back parking lot. It is in perfect condition. If someone can describe it and identify when they lost it (or it may have been stolen and thrown in my lot), I'd be happy to return it.

Sep 06

Updated 2 days ago

Gunshots heard late last night / early this morning around 1:15AM?

I live at the intersection of Pine Grove and W Sheridan Rd and noticed all of a sudden several very loud gunshots while lying in bed trying to fall asleep. Granted I did have my windows open it sounded far too close for comfort. I'm wondering if anybody else heard the same thing? I was obviously wide awake again after hearing this for quite some time and did not hear any sirens of any sort after the matter indicating police activity but I am sure of what I heard! Its a bit unsettling.

  • I live further West in Lakeview and heard the same thing around 1:15 this morning. The first time I heard it I thought it might be the L but I was pretty sure they were gunshots after the next two.

  • user_me Fairly new tho the city young professional.

    Yes, there isn't a doubt in my kind that what I heard were gunshots unfortunately. Couldn't have possibly been firecrackers :(

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Updated 2 days ago

Canine Glaucoma

I have recently had to put lay my best friend to rest. He gave me the best 15 years of my life. For the last 6 years, he suffered from glaucoma, had one eye removed, but was still the happiest guy around. Making people smile every time he passed by. Before the end, I had refilled all his meds which were very expensive. I would love to pass along the unused and unopened medication to someone who is going through...

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I have recently had to put lay my best friend to rest. He gave me the best 15 years of my life. For the last 6 years, he suffered from glaucoma, had one eye removed, but was still the happiest guy around. Making people smile every time he passed by. Before the end, I had refilled all his meds which were very expensive. I would love to pass along the unused and unopened medication to someone who is going through the same thing and may need some help. I know that I could donate to the shelter or even my vets office, but as one of the meds needs to be kept cold when unopened. I didn't want it to go to waste by not being stored properly.

Please do let me know if this can be of use to anyone. Would gladly meet up and pass it along!

  • I'm sorry for your loss, like many others here I've had to do this myself just a couple months ago. What a kind way to honor your best friend.

  • LindaMK Neighbor

    I had a beloved dog that died of mitral value disease and I had left over expensive heart medicine when he passed. I too donated the medicine to PAWS. They were very happy to receive it.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Jamba Juice on Diversey & Clark?

Does anybody know why this location closed? It seemed to be busy and it's been at this location forever now.

  • Part of the problem is property taxes. I know several people who sold residential and commercial buildings in the last 15 years in Lakeview and Lincoln Park because they were unable to pay their mortgage and their property taxes with all units occupied at market rent...

  • Many years ago, there was a similar issue on Clark St near Belden with empty storefront after empty storefront. It was actually more profitable for the landlord to have the vacant storefronts than have them rented as this way, they were a tax write off. The owner didn't live in Chicago so it didn't matter to him what it was doing to the neighborhood.

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Updated 4 days ago

Large dumpster

Do apartment building garbage dumpsters, situated on private property and adjacent to an alley, need to be locked or chained closed?

The building next door always has the tops of the dumpster open and trash overflowing.

  • MJB ASNA member

    My building almost recently got fined $1,000. I got a call from the city at work if it was not cleaned up by the end of business that day we would be fined. We had water back up in the basement of our building and had 1800 Got Junk coming the day we got the call so ended up not being fined.

  • Report the building by address. If there's a sign with a management company name, call, give the address and tell them that they have 24 hours to clean it up and to schedule more dumpster pickups. If not cleaned up, report them again (go online to www.cityofchicago.org ) They should be chained closed, because alley walkers and vagrants go through them and try to find stuff and make more of a mess. And those little gray animals called rats can climb like monkeys and love dumpsters that are open.

4 days ago

FREE haircuts

I recently finished an apprenticeship and am transitioning into becoming a full-time stylist, while continuing advanced training. My training day is thursday and I am in need of haircut models both male and female. Contact me if you're interested in helping me finish my training!

Sep 08

Updated 5 days ago

Another Robbery on Belmont & Sheffield

I was on my balcony on Sunday morning at about 3:30 a.m. watching some very suspicious activity going on since I got robbed and beaten on the same block less than a month ago. I saw a white male in his early-mid twenties walking South on Sheffield towards Belmont when a group of about seven black males approached him heading north on Sheffield on the East side of the street. There has been a lot of construction going on there...

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I was on my balcony on Sunday morning at about 3:30 a.m. watching some very suspicious activity going on since I got robbed and beaten on the same block less than a month ago. I saw a white male in his early-mid twenties walking South on Sheffield towards Belmont when a group of about seven black males approached him heading north on Sheffield on the East side of the street. There has been a lot of construction going on there so the view is pretty limited which makes it an easy place to rob someone. I don't know what they said to the guy but within 30 seconds he had his hands up and they emptied his pockets and walked south on Sheffield and continued past Belmont. The guy who got robbed just stood there for about a minute and then took of sprinting north on Sheffield. I immediately called the police, told them what happened, and within minutes they had squad cars up and down the block. I don't know if they caught the guys, but they certainly made an impact since more than 30 people cleared the corner and started heading north on Sheffield. Everyone just walked to Sheffield & School and lingered there for a while. I also noticed a very suspicious white Dodge Charger making rounds as well as a old Black Jeep Cherokee before the cops showed up. This block gets very dangerous EVERY NIGHT after about 1 a.m. so DO NOT WALK ALONE and try be careful people.

  • Thanks Bob, the next one I had on my calendar wasn't till December, glad you clarified.

  • I have lost all faith that the CPD in our neighborhood can protect us from anything at this point. They are now merely just the cleanup crew it seems until they get staffed properly.

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Are they considering bringing back Bus Route 11 Lincoln Avenue?

Has your life or business been affected by the removal of the #11 bus route along Lincoln Avenue?

Please take a short survey (see link below) And please forward this email to all you know. It is important for our voices to be heard

Take this survey NOW:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/cta11bus

  • L

    I just posted a response to your other version of this post. I want the bus back. But, there is no indication from CTA that it will come back. Our last hope was for Target (now cancelled) to pay for it. It is only about a million a year extra for it. Maybe we can ask one of the developers along Lincoln Ave. to pitch in.

  • jasper1055 Roscoe Villiage

    They are not bringing it back. I'll try and find the link.

5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Karen Lewis is coming to Uptown

There will be performances by Uptown artist. There will be Art on display created by Uptown Artist. This will be a memorable day!! You don't want to miss it!! Call NOW to RSVP!! Karen Lewis is coming to the Northside!! This will be exciting!! #NOCITIZENLEFTBEHIND #PACC

  • rmissliz 10 year resident uptown

    Excited about what??!! Karen hired an image consultant?

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