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Updated 2 hours ago

Attempted break in - laundry room

Someone smashed the glass of our building's basement around 1300 W Barry. We called 911 and when the police arrived, they stated that someone may have tried to get to the laundry machine to steal the money. People watch out.

  • L

    I'm sorry this happened to you. What day and time?

  • Today, 11/23 at about 10:10pm. Police arrived in about 5 minutes.

16 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Dirt disposal

Any idea how to get rid of old dirt from container gardens? Looks like the yard waste disposal doesn't include soil. I have 20-30 gallons of potting soil used with vegetables for one season. Thoughts on where I can put this?

  • Melissa farmer Something Kalamazoo

    It stores nicely over winter if you are going to garden again, but I'd suggest giving it away on Craiglist.

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Jul 22

Updated 8 hours ago

Panera Bread at Ashland and School Falls Through; Target Development Not Happening

According to the latest flyers from Cushman &Wakefield, Panera Bread is no longer coming to Ashland and School and they are re-releasing it to market. Vitamin Shoppe is a go, and Target is no longer pictured on the map.

http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com/2014/07/panera-bread-at-ashland-and-school.html

  • Carter, that's a pretty limited view. The stockholders in both of those companies are all over the country, all over the world. If you have a 401(k) with mutual funds, YOU probably own some stock in both companies.

  • Carter O'Brien lager beer rioter

    Pretty limited view? We push for divestment where I work, and LaSalle bank was where I had my first bank account and Cash Station card.

4 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

$10 Classes at The Shift Coworking & Community Space

To our Lakeview Neighbors:

I'm excited to announce that here at The Shift we will be offering $10 classes, led by Industry Professionals as a way to make learning opportunities accessible to everyone.
Our class offerings will cover a variety of topics, from Entrepreneurship and Small Business Help, to Arts & Culture, to Health & Wellness, Legal Advising, and everything else in between.

All classes are open registration and held here at The Shift, a newly launched Coworking and Community...

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To our Lakeview Neighbors:

I'm excited to announce that here at The Shift we will be offering $10 classes, led by Industry Professionals as a way to make learning opportunities accessible to everyone.
Our class offerings will cover a variety of topics, from Entrepreneurship and Small Business Help, to Arts & Culture, to Health & Wellness, Legal Advising, and everything else in between.

All classes are open registration and held here at The Shift, a newly launched Coworking and Community Space located at 4101 N. Broadway.

To view our Event Calendar directly, please visit: www.TheShiftChicago.com/events.html
Or, just stop in! We give tours of our space all day and are always happy to provide free coffee, tea, or snacks to our visitors;)

If anyone has ideas and suggestions for classes, please let me know. We're always looking for qualified teachers too (and we offer compensation for teaching).

Hope to see many of you soon!

All the best,

Nicole Vasquez (Small Business Owner of The Shift)
773-360-1199
@TheShiftChi
nicole@theshiftchicago.com
www.TheShiftChicago.com

  • Jill W. Inter-American Magnet School advocate

    Isn't "The Shift" the name of the free co-working space first launched at Bezazian library is Uptown? Why would a for-profit business co-opt the name of something developed for the public good?

  • The Shift Small Business Owner of The Shift

    Hi Jill W. thanks for asking! However, we are in no way affiliated or connected with The Bezazian Library (although we just looked up they're programs and you're right, they're great and definitely a public good!). Thanks for thinking of us though!

    If you're interested in the origin of our...

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    Hi Jill W. thanks for asking! However, we are in no way affiliated or connected with The Bezazian Library (although we just looked up they're programs and you're right, they're great and definitely a public good!). Thanks for thinking of us though!

    If you're interested in the origin of our name, it refers to the 4-hour time blocks called "Shifts" that we offer to use our space. We came up with it as a fun play on the term "work shifts." Hope that helps to answer your question. Feel free to drop by anytime for a tour of our space, we're always excited to meet our neighbors!

Oct 22

Updated 17 hours ago

Masonry Repair?

Howdy! Does anyone have a recommendation for a good, honest and reasonably-priced masonry contractor? Need some repairs in the Wrigleyville area. Thanks!

  • Im licensed with the city and in business 23 years i do all my own work if u would like a free estimate you can call me at 773 203 3019 thanks mike

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Nov 05

Updated 20 hours ago

Fireplace Project

I'm looking to have the surround on my fireplace (currently painted wood) redone, preferable with stone like my hearth. Does anyone know, or can anyone recommend, a contractor/tradesman/designer/company that would do that kind of project?

  • Yes Tim loves working with vintage and barn wood; he has done many projects with both. Call him up; have him come out.

  • My husband does the stone hes a gc but his speciality is stone masonry he just completed the tuckpoint on a 40 unit at 858 agaitite by u if u want to see his work his name number is 773 203 3019 mike McDonald

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    SWAP THREE ANTENNAS, ADD ANCILLARY EQUIPMENT TO EXISTING COLLOCATION. NO CHANGE TO OVERALL STRUCTURE HEIGHT. NO PROPOSED GROUND WORK. PER PLANS

    1300 W. Belmont Ave. Issued November 21, 2014 Comment

25 hours ago

Forgotten Species @ Schubas

Forgotten Species celebrates the release of their first record with a show tonight at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave. Daniel Wade, Ancient Friends, plus Made in England Made In France DJing between sets. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Doors open at 9pm. 21+

37 hours ago

Found keys

Found keys on parking across Affinity salon . Car keys with LAZ tag . Pick up keys in the salon. specify car brand name and show ID.

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3 days ago

Updated 46 hours ago

Animal control SOS!

Animal control is completely full! because of this they will be killing many adoptable animals to make space. If you know anybody that can foster or adopt please let me know. Fostering is temporary (you have them until they are adopted) and free. Please share this to your Facebook statuses.

2 days ago

Signs of the (old) times / IL Trail Biker posted 1 photo to Flickr:

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  • iPads- Math Tools for Success!

    Mrs. Toomey is asking for $3307.00:
    My students need 5 ipads to differentiate our learning in math for Kindergarten through 2nd grade.
    Hawthorne Scholastic Academy Comment

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  • Hawthorne Elementary Scholastic Academy reviewed by a parent

    Hawthorne is in great shape in a difficult environment for public schools and I credit the combined efforts of the current principal, staff, faculty, and families at the school. I see kids collaborate in small groups and approach problems from different perspectives. I see good relationships and talented people forming a powerful community with high standards and active fund raising. I saw an awesome dads [and a mom] band last night at Schubas. And every year I see well-prepared children graduate and move on to top high schools. We are very fortunate to be at this outstanding school. Keep it up Pietrini.

    Hawthorne Elementary Scholastic Academy (3319 North Clifton Avenue) Published on GreatSchools November 21, 2014

2 days ago

Four Neighborhood Places To Eat This Weekend

Fahlstrom's Fresh Fish Market, 1258 W. Belmont Ave.

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Amy's Candy Bar, 1546 E. 55th St.

• A 480-square-foot box in Irving Park that serves up big barbecue flavor is now serving cookies. Located at 4009 N. Albany Ave., smalls Smoke Shack is now serving brown butter sea salt cookies. 

• Eli's Cheesecake is hosting its biannual dock sale from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at its shipping dock, 6701 W. Forest Preserve Drive. The sale features special "dock buster" products, cheesecake samples and sale prices on regular merchandise.

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2 days ago

Lost small black key + bike key

I lost a small key-set near the Henderson Square apartments, possibly on Henderson or School Street. If you found them, they don't have any noticeable key-fob, and there should be 2 black plastic coated keys, plus one or two others.

2 days ago

Forgotten Species Builds Beautiful Walls Of Sound

Saturday, Nov. 22, at Schubas, 3159 N Southport, 9 p.m., $8, 21+

2 days ago

Chicago Craft Beer Events, November 21-23

Sheffield's Beer and Wine Garden, 3258 N Sheffield Ave., Chicago

Schuba's, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago (773) 525-2508

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Sketchbook Brewing Company, 825 Chicago Ave (Alley Entrance) Evanston, IL

Half Acre Beer Company Tap Room, 4255 N Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 248-4038

Begyle Brewing Beer Store, 1800 W Cuyler Ave., Chicago (773) 661-6963

Iron Horse Ale House, 6158 N Northwest Hwy, Chicago (773) 555-1212

Kaiser Tiger, 1415 W. Randolph Chicago, IL (312) 243-3100

Fireside Restaurant & Lounge, 5739 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago (773) 561-7433

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Found Cat: Grey & White

For the past 4 days there has been a grey & white cat hanging around my house near Seminary & Eddy. He/She seems like an indoor cat, looks very soft & clean. I've tried a few times to get it to come to me, but have not had any luck. Thought it would be a good idea to post in case someone is looking for her. If I'm able to bring her inside, I will take her to PAWS.

  • Thanks for posting and trying to help his kitty. You can also post on Lost Cats Illinois via Facebook, a picture would help too. Poor thing is probably hungry and freezing out there. If you're able to get her/him inside you could also try taking her to a local vet to scan for a microchip.

  • Thanks for posting. If it wouldn't be too much hassle you might try to lure the cat with some wet food (very cheap), and then take her/him to get checked for a microchip. I'm sure he/she is just scared and has a home somewhere!

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  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    CHANGE OF ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR FROM ORIGINAL PERMIT 100564737

    3359 N. Southport Ave. Issued November 19, 2014 Comment
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    REVISION TO PERMIT # 1005464737 TO CHANGE THE GENERAL CONTRACTOR TO D. BLOOMBERG CONSTRUCTION, THE HVAC & REFRIGERATION CONTRACTORS TO G.A. HEATING & COOLING, INC. & PLUMBER TO JAN M. PLUMBING CORP.

    3359 N. Southport Ave. Issued November 19, 2014 Comment

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Nov 02

Updated 3 days ago

Referendum on CTA Belmont "Flyover" on Last Page of Ballot

There will be a referendum about the planned CTA “Flyover” on the Nov. 4 Election Ballot in the #20, 36 & 38 precincts of the 44th ward. Vote NO to protect Central Lakeview!

The Referendum: Has the CTA sufficiently justified the $320 million proposed Brown Line Flyover project and its impact on local homes and businesses?

Vote NO to insist the CTA let the community know what they plan before it’s too late to stop them.

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There will be a referendum about the planned CTA “Flyover” on the Nov. 4 Election Ballot in the #20, 36 & 38 precincts of the 44th ward. Vote NO to protect Central Lakeview!

The Referendum: Has the CTA sufficiently justified the $320 million proposed Brown Line Flyover project and its impact on local homes and businesses?

Vote NO to insist the CTA let the community know what they plan before it’s too late to stop them.

The CTA Belmont El ‘flyover’ will waste $320 million++. Save Central Lakeview, a thriving restaurant, shopping, business district, from being ruined by the unnecessary Brown Line ‘flyover.’ Don’t let them waste your money, ruin your neighborhood.

The flyover will swing wide over two blocks of Clark Street, turning a large chunk
of this essential street into an under-El wasteland. Many commercial buildings and homes will be destroyed. Those still standing will be left facing under-El emptiness and an overhead train.

The CTA ‘findings’ are false, their drawings intentionally misleading.
Plans have NOT been finalized; please speak up for Lakeview before it’s too late.

  • The water, like the metal of the elevated structure, was likely quite cold and the tracks were getting hit with spray driven by the wind. Most of the heat from the fire rises upward, without traveling laterally, and given the extreme cold that morning it likely wasn't close enough to heat up the elevated. Further the firemen would have continued to douse the building long after obvious visible signs of fire were extinguished (in order to prevent any smoldering embers from reigniting).

  • Thanks, Hank, I hadn't checked the news, only what I saw out the window from the train.

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4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Saturday Family Dance Party!

Hello Everyone! I am excited to announce our first Saturday Dance Party! Come down to Picnic: A Gathering Spot for Families and join our dance instructor, Jen Guglielmi, for an energetic and fun hour of dancing and playing! Fun begins at 4:00 pm.
Check out what we're all about, meet new friends, and boogie!
For more information and to RSVP, go to: http://www.chicagofamilypicnic.com/gatherings.html

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  • Picnic Picnic: A Gathering Spot for Families

    We're asking a $5 donation per family if they can.

3 days ago

Cleaning Lady recommendations wanted

Hello Neighbors,

Does anyone have a thorough and reliable cleaning person to recommend in the Southport Corridor area?

We'd prefer a person, not a service.

Thanks in advance!

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR BUILDOUT OF EXISTING RETAIL SPACE FOR USE AS DAYCARE CENTER. REPLACE EXISTING BRICKED UP OPENINGS WITH WINDOWS. PER PLANS**CERTIFIED CORRECTIONS- - SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS & AUDIT **

    1154 W. Belmont Ave. Issued November 18, 2014 Comment

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What You Need to Know About the Chicago Dining Scene This Week

Monday, November 24: Lake View’s latest catch is Fahlstrom’s Fresh Fish Market (1258 W. Belmont Ave.), a hybrid seafood shop/fast casual joint from Glenn Fahlstrom (of Glenn’s Diner fame...

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Raise a glass (finally) to Oak + Char (217 W. Huron St., River North, 312-643-2427), which opened late last month but has been operating without a liquor license ever since. Now that they have approval to serve alcohol at long last, toast the occasion with one of their hot toddies for two.

Here’s why you haven’t been able to stop in to La Madia (59 W. Grand Ave., River North, 312-329-0400) this week: The restaurant is in the process of transforming...

David Burke’s Primehouse (616 N. Rush St., River North, 312-660-6000) is also stepping into the updating-itself fray, with their...

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Stop giving Bistro Dre your money

Hey all,

After a tip from an associate, I keep a pretty close eye on Bistro Dre's Yelp page. If you dig enough, you'll find a few reviews that walk the line between absurd and terrifying. Drunken antics by Dre in the dining room in the midst of service are not rare. At night, from time to time, I hear Dre berating one of his staff members (yes, it's loud and aggressive enough to hear from a distance).
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Hey all,

After a tip from an associate, I keep a pretty close eye on Bistro Dre's Yelp page. If you dig enough, you'll find a few reviews that walk the line between absurd and terrifying. Drunken antics by Dre in the dining room in the midst of service are not rare. At night, from time to time, I hear Dre berating one of his staff members (yes, it's loud and aggressive enough to hear from a distance).
All this to say, on Saturday night a yelp review mentions and an assault on one of his wait staff who was trying to calm him down.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/bistro-dre-chicago?hrid=FTHYV_Fxc-sDn2HgcvjnDA
http://www.yelp.com/biz/bistro-dre-chicago?hrid=ILRsAO5QfKAMM8IHdwQh4Q

My thoughts on writing this are two-fold.
Dre should not be in business. He's a madman with a terrified staff under his thumb.
But, the staff is awesome, kind, smart and hardworking.
Are there any other business owners or hiring managers who could approach the staff at Dre to get them out of there?

At the very least, Lakeview, stop giving Dre your money.

  • I went there once. Food was great, but towards the end of our meal a woman who seemed like a manager started screaming at our waiter, in the middle of the restaurant. This went on for several minutes. And I believe it had something to do with rolling silverware. I thought it was horribly unprofessional. Our waiter had given us good service.

  • I once worked for someone who sound exactly like the owners of Dre. I will never put myself in that position again and now that I have a heads up I'll never visit that establishment. People who feel like they can berate others (period), let alone in front of their patrons have no business being in business. Shame on them.

4 days ago

Your First Look Inside Fahlstrom's Fresh Fish Market

The Lakeview seafood restaurant at 1258 W. Belmont Ave. is the latest project from Glenn Fahlstrom, who left his eponymous Ravenswood diner in 2012.

4 days ago

Save The Date: Chicago Theatre Week February 12 - 22

1229 W. Belmont Ave

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1464 N. Milwaukee Ave., 2nd Floor

5535 S Ellis Ave

170 N Dearborn St

1650 N Halsted St

2433 N Lincoln Ave

20 N Wacker Dr

4 days ago

If you had your booted car Removed from Oakdale and PineGrove 11-19

The revenue agent took the boot off, they attached a chain to the front wheel, pulled the car out of the parking space, sent a few parts of the body and/or suspension flying into the street - I got these pics and don't know what happened next. They were not very gentle with the procedure.

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