3 days ago

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Robbery and violent beating @ Lakewood and Henderson this morning.

I'm reposting this from our neighborhood crime blog. You may find the link at the bottom of this page. I know may of the readers live in the immediate area. Please be careful.

A Lakeview woman was beaten in an armed robbery early Wednesday morning by a man whose jacket retails for over $1,000.

Police and a fire department ambulance met the victim near the crime scene at Lakewood and Henderson shortly after 3AM.

She told them that the offender...

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I'm reposting this from our neighborhood crime blog. You may find the link at the bottom of this page. I know may of the readers live in the immediate area. Please be careful.

A Lakeview woman was beaten in an armed robbery early Wednesday morning by a man whose jacket retails for over $1,000.

Police and a fire department ambulance met the victim near the crime scene at Lakewood and Henderson shortly after 3AM.

She told them that the offender took her purse, which contained a cell phone and other items, before fleeing southbound on Sheffield toward Belmont.

The robber is described as a black man, 5'9" tall, and 150 pounds. He wore a distinctive red Pelle Pelle brand letterman jacket with white lettering and "sequins" on the back.

Other officers and even the ambulance driver reported that they saw the offender minutes before the robbery call came in—once at the Subway restaurant near Belmont and Clark and again walking eastbound on Buckingham Place near Halsted.

Unfortunately, officers were unable to locate the man after the robbery was reported.

The incident is recorded as an armed robbery in CPD case HX468088.

http://crimeinboystown.blogspot.com/2014/10/taker-woman-beaten-robbed-by-man-in.html

8 hours ago

Advice on Sealing Split-Faced Block

Hi neighbors - For those who live in a condo with split-faced block, any advice or lessons you can share on having it treated to protect against moisture? I'm on the board for a 6-unit condo with split-faced block on two sides of the building. We last had it treated in 2010, and I'm calling some contractors for quotes to get it done again in the spring. That said, I wanted to do a little research beforehand. Any information you can share on local contractors, types of sealing products, or things to ask about or watch out for would be much appreciated!

2 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Self Defense

Good to see this site is up again. I think it went away for a while. Anyway, my name is Mike and I teach martial arts for health, fitness, and all around wellbeing. I am in the Lakeview area. Visit me at Tandang Garimot Martial Arts...we are next to Las Tablas.

Have a TGIF!

  • Hi Mike, I'm interested in learning more and potentially hosting a self defense workshop for my neighbors. Can you please post your contact details? Thanks!

  • Mike Eugenio Tandang Garimot Martial Arts & Wellness

    Hi, you may email me at fmaguro@gmail.com or text 312.576.1350...i have a bunch of YouTube videos too. My channel is "anakgarimot" or just search garimot and you will get an idea of what Filipino martial art is all about.

    Thank you and I am looking forward in helping the neighborhood to be safer.

  • Thanks Mike, I just sent you an email!

14 hours ago

Local theater companies craft shows to thrill

Where: Cowardly Scarecrow Theatre Company at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, (773) 327-5252 or musicalofthelivingdead.com

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Where: The Chicago Mammals at Zoo Studios, 4001 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago, (800) 838-3006 or chicagomammals.com

Where: The Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, (773) 283-7071, thegifttheatre.org

Where: Hell in a Handbag Productions at Berger Coach House, 6205 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, (800) 838-3006 or handbagproductions.org

Where: Pegasus Theatre Company at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, (773) 878-8864 or pegasusplayers.org

Where: Lyric Opera of Chicago, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago, (312) 827-5600 or lyricopera.org

Where: ColorBox Theatre at Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted St., Chicago, (312) 988-9000 or theroyalgeorgetheatre.com

Where: Public House Theatre, 3914 N. Clark St., Chicago, (800) 650-6449 or publichousetheatre.com

Where: Corn Productions at Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, (773) 650-1331 or cornservatory.org

Where: Silent Theatre Company at Prop Thtr, 3502 N. Elston Ave., Chicago, silenttheatre.com

Where: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, (773) 404-7336 or kisskisscabaret.com

Where: Annoyance Theatre, 851 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, (773) 697-9693 or theannoyance.com

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Where to donate mini toiletries

Does anyone know where I can donate mini toiletries? I have so many from hotel stays/birthday gifts/holiday gifts - and I really just don't use them. I was wondering if anyone knew where I can give these away?

Sep 16

Updated 36 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.

  • I don't mind going 20 mph before and after school. I was used to doing that where I used to live. However, the hours were posted and the lights were flashing. Not sure how safe it is to be scanning Lane Tech grounds for students while I'm driving...even at 20...

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    I don't mind going 20 mph before and after school. I was used to doing that where I used to live. However, the hours were posted and the lights were flashing. Not sure how safe it is to be scanning Lane Tech grounds for students while I'm driving...even at 20 mph. Does that mean if kids are anywhere outside of the building, we're responsible for knowing that? Seems incredibly vague. Give us 7-9 a.m. and 2:45-4:45 p.m. or whatever cushion properly covers school starting/ending and I'm happy to crawl along. Anything else seems unreasonable. Or am I missing something?

  • I agree, Liz. I think 20 is reasonable, but they need to be more clear about the times. Like others have mentioned. I go 20 whenever I pass there now. I don't want to end up arguing in court that I didn't see any students. That would be hard to prove. I've lived places where the school speed limit is 15, but they always made it clear with additional signage.

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Oct 10

Updated 39 hours ago

Woman Attacked at 3300 Block of Sheffield

This morning there were police officers outside my home investigating the attack of a woman which happened at approximately 5:00am in the west alley of the 3300 block of Sheffield (between Roscoe and School). The woman was walking to her car and was attacked in or directly outside her garage. Fortunately someone heard her screams and called 911 and the attacker was caught. The police officer said she is in critical condition at a hospital. I don't know whether the attacker knew the victim or it was a random act of violence.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Chimera is the original women's self defense class. http://www.powerforwomen.org/schedule

  • Rpl: No harm meant - I just wanted to note that *everybody* is at risk out there. I took several years of karate and "street smart" classes and can vouch for how they increase your awareness and ability to increase your chances of survival. Everyone can benefit from them and...

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    Rpl: No harm meant - I just wanted to note that *everybody* is at risk out there. I took several years of karate and "street smart" classes and can vouch for how they increase your awareness and ability to increase your chances of survival. Everyone can benefit from them and your publicizing them here is helpful.
    As for Voting Tunney Out, I agree, but who's running against him? Mark Thomas appears to be back in the race, but where does the 44th alderman race stand? Maybe I should make a thread for it.

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  • Permit issued for new construction

    SELF CERTIFICATION REVIEW: ERECT FRAME SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE (4A CONSTRUCTION) WITH ROOF TOP DECK AND DETACHED 2 CAR FRAME GARAGE (4A CONSTRUCTION) AS PER PLAN.(CONDITIONAL PERMIT SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS)

    1243 W. Henderson St. Issued October 16, 2014 Comment

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Cars stolen

Are this many cars actually being stolen every week?? For real?
Or are they getting towed. What the heck??

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Let's talk about the Halloween Parade!

The annual Halloween parade is coming soon and I just wanted to talk about it.
I look forward to it every October.
What does everyone think of it?

I'll start:

PROS: Feels welcoming for all walks of life including young children
Has a good neighborhood vibe. Doesn't "stress" our neighborhood like Pride Parade.

CONS: Hard to know when the parade has started and ended. So it could use a little more structure. There are hardly any floats, just people walking....

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The annual Halloween parade is coming soon and I just wanted to talk about it.
I look forward to it every October.
What does everyone think of it?

I'll start:

PROS: Feels welcoming for all walks of life including young children
Has a good neighborhood vibe. Doesn't "stress" our neighborhood like Pride Parade.

CONS: Hard to know when the parade has started and ended. So it could use a little more structure. There are hardly any floats, just people walking. I can't figure out if the people walking are in the parade or just spectators walking behind.

Here's the information that I found for 2014:
http://www.northalsted.com/pages/northalsted_halloween_parade_2014/157.php

FYI: I'm have no ties to the parade other than it's about a block from where I live.

  • is that a new route? Why did I think the parade was only from Addison to Grace?

  • I've always watched from Aldine/Roscoe. So, I thought it's always started at Belmont and ended somewhere north of Roscoe.

2 days ago

Three To See: This Week's Theater Recommendations

Griffin Theatre at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont, 773-975-8150 or online.

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Broadway in Chicago at the Bank of America Theatre, 18 W. Monroe, 312-977-1700 or online.

Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph, 312-334-7777 or online.

2 days ago

Lost Keys

Lost keys somewhere in Lakeview/Lincoln Park. The keychain is a small, blue dog collar. The tag on the collar is a purple heart that says "Chulo". The keys are not important, but the collar has sentimental value. Thanks!

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Sunglasses found near tennis court

If you misplaced your sunglasses near the tennis court near Irving Park and Recreation Drive, I might have found them. I found these glasses 9/15/14 and posted it on craigslist lost & found the next day. No luck so I'm trying on here (sorry for delay, should have done it concurrently.)

Please tell me what brand, the type of sunglasses (model), color, material and if it was prescription or not.

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What's new:

...The preview is Friday, Oct. 17. The show opens Saturday, Oct. 18, at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. (773) 975-8150 or bohotheatre.com...

...Pride Films and Plays annual fall benefit taking place Monday, Oct. 20, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. The event also includes spoken word artist C.C. Carter, performance artist Kimberly Dark...

...p.m. with a reception featuring an appetizer buffet and cash bar at Cooper's, 1232 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. That's followed by the show at 7 p.m. General admission is $75...

...about Stephen's troubled relationship with his boyfriend. Performances take place at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. (773) 728-2216 or eclipsetheatre.com...

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...and "The Pit and the Pendulum." The show opens Friday, Oct. 17, at Zoo Studios, 4001 N. Ravenswood, Chicago. See chicagomammals.blogspot.com...

...child's nightmare and is performed from Friday, Oct. 17, through Saturday, Nov. 2, at 5026 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. Seating is limited and reservations are required. See dreamtheatrecompany.com for tickets...

• "A Nightmare on Backstreet: A Boy Band Musical Parody," by Ricky Glore, sends up the "Nightmare on Elm Street" film series and the boy band craze. Performances run from Friday, Oct. 17, through Nov. 1 at The Public House Theatre, 3914 N. Clark St., Chicago. (800) 650-6449 or pubhousetheatre.com.

...Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago, opens its KidSeries with ensemble member Elise Kauzlaric's adaptation of "The Velveteen Rabbit...

...the monthly Saturday afternoon monster and piggy comedy/variety show -- returns to the Playground Theater, 3209 N. Halsted St., Chicago, at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 18. The all-ages show features puppets from...

...year at Curious Theatre Branch's Rhinofest -- opens Saturday, Oct. 18, at Gorilla Tango Theater, 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. The musical about the troubled marriage between poets Sylvia Path and Ted Hughes stars...

...music by John Urban and Isaiah Robinson. Performances begin Sunday, Oct. 19, at Prop Thtr, 3502 N. Elston Ave., Chicago. The Oct. 31 performance includes a private, post-show party featuring Nosferatu craft beer...

...comedy directed by company member Derek Bertelsen. Previews begin Thursday, Oct. 23, at Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St., Chicago. The show opens Oct. 26. (773) 828-9129 or astonrep.com...

...the death of her husband. JR Sullivan directs the production, which opens Oct. 27 at 1531 N. Wells St., Chicago. (312) 943-8722 or aredorchidtheatre.org...

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Theater artists look back on their suburban starts

• "Sweeney Todd" runs through Nov. 9 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. (773) 777-9884 or porchlightmusictheatre.org.

• "Titanic" runs Oct. 18-Dec. 7 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. (773) 975-8150 or griffintheatre.com.

• "Owners" runs through Nov. 2 at The Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. (773) 935-6875 or interrobangtheatreproject.org.

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• "Bethany" runs through Nov. 23, at 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. (773) 283-7071 or thegifttheatre.org.

3 days ago

Halloween horror events October 16-19

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - Vengeance, cannibalism, baking, singing, revenge! Porchlight Music Theatre, Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL. Through November 9th. 773-327-5252.

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TRICK 'R TREAT (10:30pm) & CREEPSHOW (11:00pm) -  Thursday at Logan Theatre as part of their Horror Movie Madness Film Series this month. 2646 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL, 60647. thelogantheatre.com

THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI (1920) - Thursday (5pm) at Music Box Theatre. 4K restoration carefully scanned from “mostly” preserved camera negative at the German Federal Film Archive. 3733 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613.

SUPER 8 and THE MONSTER SQUAD - Sunday, Oct. 19th at the Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL. Doors open 4pm. Showtime 5pm. All ages.

Hack/Slash - Strangeloop Theater and CIC Theater present the stage adaptation of Tim Seeley's popular comic book series. Runs through November 1st. Chemically Imbalanced Theater, 1422 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL 60613. Tickets $15. Read my full-length article about this event HERE.

...out with plain white backdrops that eventually end up being covered in blood. Annoyance Theater, 851 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657. Saturday at 10:30pm. Tickets $20/$15 students (Goldstar member discount $10...

...of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde novella. Runs through Sunday, October 19th. Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Ave., Chicago, IL 60660. Tickets $20 adults/$15 students/seniors. Call 773-340-9438 or online...

Faust and Found - Hell has run low on souls, so Satan goes on the prowl. Problem is, he finds out that in 2014, no one gives a crap. About anything. Vex's Lair comedy collective. Runs through November 1st. Public House Theatre, 3914 N. Clark, Chicago, IL 60613. 1-800-650-6449.

...written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Mamet, directed by Joe Jahraus. The Alley Stage, 4147 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60613. 773-549-1815. Through November 16th. Tickets HERE or discount tickets for...

Nightmares on Lincoln Avenue 666: The Exorcism of Rosemary's Omen - Corn Productions' BYOB Halloween show presents an homage to horror films ranging from the 1960's to 1980's. Through November 1st. Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln, Chicago, IL. Tickets $7-$15. 773-650-1331.

Animal Farm - Steppenwolf for Young Adults' stage adaptation of George Orwell's disturbing classic story. Through November 14th. Steppenwolf 312-335-1650. Located at 1650 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60614.

Ghostbusted - E.D.G.E. Youth Theatre presents a Ghostbusters parody. Performances are on Oct. 16th, 18th, 23rd, and 24th. Mary's Attic at Hamburger Mary's, 5400 N. Clark, Chicago, IL 60640. 773-784-6969. Tickets HERE or Goldstar Members Discount tickets HERE.

...Show” in their 2014 Best of Chicago awards. Runs through November 2nd. Dream Theatre Company, 5026 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625. $18 773-552-8616...

Halloween Comedy Show - IO sketch comedy improvises horror movie scenarios. Fridays at 10:30pm. Party on Halloween night. 1501 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago, IL 60642. 312-929-2401.

...the Pendulum,” and more. Opening night is October 17th. Runs through November 8th. Zoo Studios, 4001 N. Ravenswood, Ste. 205. Tickets at door or brownpapertickets.com...

...the House of Usher,” “The Tell-Tale Heart.” Runs through October 19th. Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL...

The Zombie Diaries - October 18th & 25th only! Zombies deliver monologues about their late night brain cravings, how to keep flesh fresh, and the trials and tribulations of zombie love. Under the Gun Theater, 956 W. Newport, Chicago, IL.

Don Juan in Hell - Don Juan and the Devil debate Hell vs. Heaven. Through Nov. 10th. Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Parkway, Chicago, IL 60610. Tickets $30. (Goldstar member discount half off!) 312-337-6543

Day of the Dead Exhibit - The largest of its kind in the U.S., works of art by Mexican artists celebrate the lives of others by depicting the dead through traditional and contemporary art. Runs through December 14th. National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th, Chicago, IL 60608.

Because Everybody Loves Movies Exhibit - The Chicago International Film Festival celebrates 50 years with this exhibition, showcasing a large display of movie posters, images, and videos from the festival's long history. Expo 72, 72 E. Randolph, Chicago, IL 60601.

...gloves. Some have song lyrics or phrases which strongly contrast the images. Packer Schopf Gallery, 942 W. Lake St., Chicago, IL 60607. For info, call 312-226-8984. Ends October 18th...

Bones and Cones Art Show - October 18th. Dark art exhibit and ice cream party in Uptown. 9pm-2am. $5 cover. 18+ only. Decibel Uptown, 4437 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640.

Skelebration 2014 - Redmoon Theater's annual family-friendly Halloween event going October 18th-26th in Pilsen. UFO carousel, Lagoon, floating trays, monkey servers, haunted sideshow rooms, attic maze, prizes, games, and a ton of other oddities. 2120 S. Jefferson.

...round programs and the Chicago International Children's Film Festival. 2pm-5pm. Park West Chicago, 322 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago, IL 60614...

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Found Keys

Hi Everyone,

I was walking out to my car on Sunday morning and found some keys in front of my car. I have no idea how they got there, but am trying to locate the owner and get them safely returned. There is a Mercedes Key Fob, key for another vehicle (maybe a Honda?), smaller key that was made at Ace Hardware, standard silver key, Walgreens Rewards Card and Binny's Rewards Card. If there are yours, please let me know.

-Daniel

  • C Ped Oriole Park homeowner

    Yeah those car keys are probably a few hundred dollars so I would be very appreciative if I were the owner!

  • OH thank GOD YOU FOUND MY KEYSS!!!!!1!, just give em back..

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K. Hall Designs Opens Its First Chicago Boutique

The St. Louis–based hand-crafted goods and fragrances company now has a shop at 3451 North Southport Avenue.

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Nutrition Seminar at Picnic: A Gathering Spot for Families with Young Children

Mamas! Are you looking for healthy alternatives for meals for yourself and your family? Struggling to lose those last few pounds? Battling a picky toddler? Need help with planning healthy and quick meals for your family? Then, join Carrie Rubin, Certified Health Coach, in her new nutrition seminar at Picnic: Healthy Family Boot Camp. Beginning in November and meeting four Tuesday evenings, she will address all of these topics and much more!
Check out more information at our website: http://www.chicagofamilypicnic.com/classes.html

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Aug 02 2012

Updated 5 days ago

Counseling Center on Sheffield - closed. What next?

The adult center that I believe provided various services on Sheffield next to Leona's has closed. Anyone have an idea what happened and what is next for this property? Tear down or new tenants?

  • Carmelo Baseball Coach at Brighton Kelly Baseball

    Hi Jennifer. my uncle was going to CCLV to receive assistance in obtaining legal status in the US. His case worker was Ms. Nora Santoyo and Betty Shibata. Can you help me in locating them? We would greatly appreciate any leads you can provide. Thanks, Carmelo

  • jasper1055 Roscoe Villiage

    Jennifer, thank you for all of the amazing work you and your co-workers do for the city. I hope you realize what a positive impact you have on the community around you.

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New restaurant coming to Broadway

Chatted briefly with the owner or manager of the former Zad space on Broadway, just north of Barry (just south of Melanthios). He said restaurant will be opening soon, the first location in Chicago of this chain:
www.glaze.com

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