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37 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

This Just Burns Me!!

Last week I went to the 44th Ward alderman "meet and greet." All three candidates had 15 minutes to speak, and all answered the same 5 questions. Tom Tunney kept repeating "crime is down, crime is down" so often I thought his mantra would cause him to levitate, then I saw this article and I'm just enraged!

http://www.cwbchicago.com/2015/01/a-matter-of-trust-police-department.html

I know a lot of the crime happens later when victims have had too many cocktails, but do you feel safe walking home from a neighborhood dinner? I'm begining not too.

  • Jen K 22-year Lakeview resident

    BTW, just have to say how refreshing it is to read a passionate but polite discussion of politics where people can express differing views without it resorting to name calling!

  • Nora H 11year Lakeview resident, member ELVN.

    You hit that on the nail Jen, I wish that happened more often. It is great to see people playing nice.

16 hours ago

Where Superfans Will Watch the Super Bowl in Chicago

1344 W. Newport Ave., thenewportchicago.com

This article has 3 other Chicago locations (Show)

1147 W. Armitage Ave., tripolitap.com

3349 N. Halsted. St., sidetrackchicago.com

3169 N. Broadway St., brendanspubchicago.com

18 hours ago

Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play Lights Up Theater Wit

Theater Wit will stage Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play through March 1 at 1229 W. Belmont Ave. Running time is 2:40 with two intermissions. Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets are $25-38 and can be bought online or by calling 773-975-8150.

20 hours ago

THEATER REVIEW Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play

Playwright: Anne Washburn; music by Michael Friedman. At: Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets: 1-773-975-8150; www.TheaterWit.org; $38 ( $25 if 29 or under ). Runs through: March 1

20 hours ago

Public Hearing on Monday, March 9 for Rise and Galleria Liquors Mixed-Use Redevelopment

A public hearing has been scheduled for the proposed mixed-use transit oriented development for 3401-09 N. Southport Avenue on Monday, March 9 at 7:00 PM at Mystic Celt.

The following is now known:
A 4-story building with retail on the first floor
33 apartments with starting rent at $1,500
6 parking spaces with one being a handicapped spot

The project will be presented by the developer to all that attend the West Lakeview Neighbors meeting. See the renderings here:

http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com/2015/01/public-hearing-march-9-2015-for.html

21 hours ago

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38 hours ago

Updated 21 hours ago

New Restaurant?

I just walked by the Town Hall apartments on Halsted and Addison and noticed what appears to be a new restaurant getting ready to open up in one of the retail spots for that building. Does anyone know if this is actually a new restaurant and if so what the scoop on it is, or is it perhaps some facility that is there for the tenants of the building? It seems to look like to me it may be a restaurant because it also has bar seating and the decor of the place as well.

  • Gregory Morrow Employee at Center On Halsted

    Hi! That facility is part of the Center on Halsted's new Senior Center complex. That space will be used to serve senior lunches or for other senior events. The lunch program is administered as part of the City of Chicago's Golden Diner senior lunch program. The old police station itself will soon be open as part of the Senior Center, it's going to be very nice!

  • Gregory Morrow Employee at Center On Halsted

    Addenda: the Senior Lunch program at Town Hall is not just for building residents, it is for all neighborhood seniors 60 and up. There is another Senior Lunch served at the Presbyterian church down the street, at Addison and Broadway.

Dec 04

Updated 21 hours ago

Michael Diversey's Closed?!

Darnit. I noticed the restaurant closed. I'm a bit surprised as it was always pretty busy. Anyone know if something new is going in? I hope so. I don't like the empty spaces on Diversey right now.

  • Bob

    Li,

    This is America! This is the land of free will. Where there is a will there is a way.

    I have a friend who came to Chicago for Dental School. He found an apartment for him and his wife within a quarter mile of Diversey, Clark, and Broadway. He...

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    Li,

    This is America! This is the land of free will. Where there is a will there is a way.

    I have a friend who came to Chicago for Dental School. He found an apartment for him and his wife within a quarter mile of Diversey, Clark, and Broadway. He volunteered to be the onsite building manager in exchange for free rent.

    I had a student from Albania who was married and with one kid. This young woman wanted her daughter to go to an excellent elementary school near downtown. They had very little money. After asking me how to determine the best public elementary schools, I then explained how to determine their enrollment boundaries.

    The bottom line: The husband looked for and found a job as building superintendent with free rent within the enrollment boundary for Ogden Elementary!

    And then there is the story of Kyle MacDonald. He started with a single small red paperclip and traded it for a house. He bartered his way from a single red paperclip to a house in a series of fourteen online trades over the course of a year. It’s a real story: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_red_paperclip

    Where there is a will, there is a way.

    Zoom Zoom done!

  • I'm just saying, everybody talks about "diversity" and how rich a city is with diversity, and as I walk around the near north side, I don't see it. It's turning into a city of high incomes. Classism.
    Manhattan NYC is equivalent to our downtown. The rents in Manhattan and now...

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    I'm just saying, everybody talks about "diversity" and how rich a city is with diversity, and as I walk around the near north side, I don't see it. It's turning into a city of high incomes. Classism.
    Manhattan NYC is equivalent to our downtown. The rents in Manhattan and now Brooklyn have gotten so high that the average working person can't afford it. So the average working person moves to the outter outter boroughs and eventually leave the state.
    Remember -- 75% of the folks working downtown commute. That should tell you something about the affordability of the city. If someone is willing to put up with Metra madness in the morning to get to&from work.
    Chicago isn't as bad as SanFran or NYC, but I would hate that it would become that way.
    I've had to move 3-4 times in the past 20 years always chasing "better" rents.

    Like those small mom& pop stores I guess.

3 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

Looking for responsible and attentive accountant

My husband and I are looking for a responsible and attentive accountant in Chicago. We are willing to see someone around Lakeview, Lakeview Roscoe Village as well as the Loop if we found an accountant that we like. My husband owns his own small business so we need someone who understands those issues. We also need some assistance with doing taxes with a trust fund. Thank you for your help!

  • Holly 15 year East Lakeview Resident.

    Been using Nick for over 10 years.

    Nick Kolligris,CPA
    AK Tax Service
    Lakeview
    652 W. Cornelia
    Chicago IL 60657
    773 281-0717
    773 281-0727 fax

  • My husband and I own two small businesses and have trusts as well. We have been using Michael and Nancy Dschida of NMD and Co. For 15+ years. They are a super responsive, reasonable and extremely knowledgeable team who are located nearby. They can be reached at 312 640-5904 or michael@nmd-company.com.

  • Thanks for all of the tips!

3 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

Lost Black and White Cat *REWARD*

Lost cat in the Lakeview neighborhood in Chicago (Wayne & Waveland). He went missing on Thursday, January 22nd, 2015. He is a year and a half old, neutered, and declawed on his front paws. He is a tuxedo (black on his face and back; white on his chin, neck, tummy, and feet). He is a large cat, approximately 14-15 pounds. He is loving and very friendly towards people. Please help us bring him home - reward offered!

36 hours ago

Updated 34 hours ago

  • Joe Lake Facebook, Twitter, Klout, EveryBlock, Yahoo Groups

    "The national organization is endorsing and supporting Chicago City Council Progressive Reform Coalition aldermen..." including Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd Ward) and six others.

  • We need at least 20-25 more alderman like these seven! Let's do it Chicago!

38 hours ago

44 hours ago

32nd Ward Aldermanic Forum

South Lakeview Neighbors is holding an aldermanic forum for the two candidates in the 32nd ward. Here are the details:

http://slneighbors.org/2015/01/26/32nd-ward-aldermanic-forum-feb-10/

45 hours ago

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Jan 20

Updated 46 hours ago

  • KTL

    The thumbs up and thumbs down are partisan opinion and no doubt this is a teacher's union website. Totally useless unless you are a public union supporter, which I am not. This actually makes me like Tunney.

  • The facts there are probably accurate, on how they voted, but as KTL notes, the thumbs up/down is whether "Grassroots Illinois Action" (whomever they are) think it was a good vote. They're against charter schools, yet clearly, charter schools markedly outperform traditional schools by any measure (except "preservation of highly-paid union jobs for bad teachers", maybe).

4 days ago

Updated 46 hours ago

Brown Elephant space (Halsted/Waveland)

All the For Rent signs are down and there is new paper covering on the windows. Anyone know anything about what is going in the space?

  • Robert Rohdenburg Affordable Housing Activist for ONE Northside

    Both Ald. Cappleman (46th Ward) and Ald. Tunney (44th Ward) are on the City Council Zoning committee. Ald. Cappleman is also on the Housing committee.

  • Quite correct, it's not in the 44th ward -- but? Still of interest here.

46 hours ago

2 days ago

Updated 46 hours ago

Public Notice Issued for the Demolition of Rise Sushi and Galleria Liquors

From our blog post earlier, developers are looking to demolish the current buildings that house Galleria Liquors and Rise Sushi. A public notice went up on January 26, 2015 for a 4-story mixed-use transit-oriented development.
http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com/2015/01/public-notice-issued-for-demolition-of.html

Aug 10

Updated 2 days ago

Handyman in Lakeview

Does anyone have a recommendation for a local handyman that you trust and has reasonable rates? Looking for someone in the Lakeview area.

Thanks!

  • Menschwithawrench is excellent and fairly priced.

  • Ravens Yes.I can fix that.

    Genetically engineered for things mechanical. Have all my attachments & latest software. Please call 312-890-7558

Oct 20

Updated 2 days ago

Handyman?

Does anyone have a good handyman that they could recommend? I would appreciate hearing from you!

  • Try Paul@windycity handyman.com 773-297-8789. Licensed, insured, reasonable and quite good.

  • Ravens Yes.I can fix that.

    If you are still looking. I could help. Many years experience. Please call 312-890-7558

2 days ago

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Updated 2 days ago

Missing black and white cat

Mila got out of her home on Lakewood between Diversey and Wolfram in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago on Saturday, September 6, 2014, and she is still missing.

Mila is a 3 year-old black-and-white cat with green-yellow eyes. Her back is black while her belly, chest and paws are white. She has black around her eyes and a little black button nose. Mila is micro-chipped and was wearing a black-and-white collar with her name and our number on it. The collar has no tags or bells attached.

REWARD: $1,000

More photos and information: danielleg.com/mila

2 days ago

The Rose Tattoo at Shattered Globe: A melodrama of love, loss and love

Shattered Globe stages The Rose Tattoo at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont, through Feb. 28. The play runs 2.5 hours with one intermission. Performances are Thursday...

2 days ago

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4 days ago

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Possible injured Cat (Sunny) Barry/Lakewood/ Nelson/ Racine

We're searching for one of our feral cats that is possibly injured in the neighborhood. He was last seen on Barry, west of Racine, and evaded our attempt to capture him. He's a medium sized gray cat with his winter coat, so he's quite furry. He's more skittish than friendly, as he a member of our working cat community hosted at 1232 Nelson. Please post any sightings to this thread as we're concerned for his wellbeing.
I also apologize if we caused any concern with flash lights shining in yards and side through ways. Thank you for your concerns - Tim

Jan 21

Updated 4 days ago

"Do not carry your credit card on you"

With the recent stick-ups in Lakeview and Lincoln Park, a police rep said in a radio interview that women shouldn't carry their credit cards in their purse. I kept wondering, where should the credit cards be carried?
I carry my cards in my wallet, I can't imagine not being without my credit card in my purse. And I don't want to put my credit card info on my cell phone for a thief to take and waive at a cashier.

  • dse

    sarah, i think you're lowering standards, and once you do, any crime becomes okay. talk on your phone on the street? you deserve to be robbed. next year, carry cash in your pocket, you deserve to be robbed. year after, keep valuables in your home, you deserve to be robbed....

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    sarah, i think you're lowering standards, and once you do, any crime becomes okay. talk on your phone on the street? you deserve to be robbed. next year, carry cash in your pocket, you deserve to be robbed. year after, keep valuables in your home, you deserve to be robbed. what about the year after? drive a car in public, you deserve to be car jacked? is this the diminishing standard we set for our city? do we live in chicago to be, daresay, "paranoid"? then you can sink this city in the lake. who would want to live here? criminals and paranoid people. i don't buy your prescription. i'd call it mind-boggling.

  • dse: When Daniel Patrick Moynihan published his essay wherein the phrase "Defining Deviancy Down" became popular, we still had a fairly functional democracy in America. This is no longer the case, so my optimism about using my voice and vote to influence public policy has been replaced by pragmatism. This...

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    dse: When Daniel Patrick Moynihan published his essay wherein the phrase "Defining Deviancy Down" became popular, we still had a fairly functional democracy in America. This is no longer the case, so my optimism about using my voice and vote to influence public policy has been replaced by pragmatism. This means it's Every Human For Him/Herself" as far as I can see. If Rahm Emanuel and Tom Tunney want to lie about crime stats while we the peeps get mugged just so they can get elected so they can run with the billionaires, it doesn't make sense to me to pretend I can waltz down Belmont or Diversey (or Clark or _____ fill in the blank__) with plugged ears and unaware of my surroundings. I'm not "Blaming the Victim" (I read that book in grad school, too)

    (I literally just heard a gunshot so I called 911 - EMMAUEL/TUNNEY: J'ACCUSE!)

    anyway: It's a tragedy. But I plan on surviving. You do it your way; I'll do it mine.

Jan 12

Updated 4 days ago

Need a plow

My alley (between Addison and Eddy) is a tank trap when there's deep snow--last winter I got stuck three times and had to be pushed out by helpful neighbors. (Thanks, guys!) When the snow gets packed down the alley becomes two ruts where wheels run with a ridge in the middle where cars' undercarriages have leveled and compacted the snow. Last year this froze like a rock and couldn't be moved, even with an ice chopper.
Tonight I had to...

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My alley (between Addison and Eddy) is a tank trap when there's deep snow--last winter I got stuck three times and had to be pushed out by helpful neighbors. (Thanks, guys!) When the snow gets packed down the alley becomes two ruts where wheels run with a ridge in the middle where cars' undercarriages have leveled and compacted the snow. Last year this froze like a rock and couldn't be moved, even with an ice chopper.
Tonight I had to help a neighbor who had got stuck trying to leave his garage and cross the ruts and the ridge. I'm way too old for this kind of stunt.
What we need is a snowplow to break up the ridge and clear the alley. Does anyone know someone who has a Jeep or truck with a snowplow who we could hire to plow the alley? I'm hoping some of my neighbors would chip in to help pay for this.
It's obnoxious to have to worry every time I leave or return to my garage. Thanks for your help.

  • Hey there. I have a snow plow. I can offer you a great price give me a call or text (224)246-6762 Jose

  • Dusan Affinity Salon & Spa owner

    I can help you with some heavy duty truck over there. My snow removal company do condos and alleys in Lakeview and Lincoln park. So call me on the cell 7736551220.

  • Anita W. in Wrigleyville 30-year resident

    Thanks, I'll make note of these numbers. We've been lucky this winter but anything could happen!

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Free Fitness and Health Assessments

Saturday January 24 from 12:30-2:30pm Dojo Chicago will be offering free Fitness and Health assessments to local residents. Stop by and see if you are fit and healthy or have more work to do to reach those New Years fitness resolutions.
Dojo Chicago is located at 3206 N Southport Ave.
Questions call 312-843-9707 or go to dojochicago.com

  • david duggan President, South Lakeview Neighbors

    I went there @ 2:15 and the place was locked up tighter than a drum

  • Dojo Chicago Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Strength and Conditioning ...

    Sorry Dave I had to leave a little early, if you would like to come by another time let me know and I will gladly do the assessment for you!
    Thanks for stopping by.

Jan 20

Updated 4 days ago

  • Any news agencies such as yours conducting their own?

  • Noel Montenegro Photojournalist for NBC News

    I cant speak for the other stations. I dont think we are. We dont have access to the legal tools to find out what people are really concerned about. Mainly if the owner of the building is the owner and installer of the recording equipment. And if the owner of the building has anymore recording equipment in use in any illegal way. That would require warrants for search. Police have to do their due diligence and burn some good old fashion shoe leather.

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