3 hours ago

Updated 35 min ago

EB for Android?

Just kind of out of curiosity, has anybody else been successful in signing in to the Everyblock for Android app? I e-mailed the EB team to let them know there appears to be a glitch with the app...

2 hours ago

David Rostance posted 1 photo to Flickr:
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2 hours ago

Sep 18

Updated 3 hours ago

Muskie's Closing

Sigh... Another institution bites the dust. Muskie's (corner of Lincoln/George/Lakewood) is closing either this Saturday or next Saturday. They are renters and the owner wants to do something else with the property. The cleaner next door also has to close soon.

  • I remember the cheese fries from Muskies on Belmont after going to Medusas, the teen nightclub in the late 80s-early 90s. Who remembers Medusa's on Sheffield from back in the day?

  • Shelly Lifelong suburbanite, now in South Lakeview.

    Kristin, Is Medusa related to the Elgin teen club of the same name?

    SWC, I think in 2015....I could be wrong...

10 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Lost cat

Mila has been missing since September 6. She was last seen near Lakewood and Diversey in Lakeview. She may have been seen around Orchard and Wrightwood.

Mila is a black and white cat. She has a black button nose and black around her eyes. She also has white paws. She was wearing a black and white collar with her name and our phone number. There were no tags hanging from the collar. Her chip number is 985-121-010-605-265. Please call/text 773-580-4130 if you have seen her.

REWARD: $500

9 hours ago

11 hours ago

Free moving boxes

Hello, Chicago Comics would like you to take some of our empty boxes. We get a large shipment of new comic books every wednesday so we always have boxes to give away. The boxes are great for moving. The only catch is you have to call us by Tues. of the week you want them so we do not recycle them. You also have to come pick them up. Thats it. Chicago Comics is located at 3244 N. Clark St. 773-528-1983

Sep 18

Updated 13 hours ago

What's going on in Boystown?

I've lived in Boystown for two years now, and in the last few months I feel like the strip of Halsted between Roscoe and Clark has gotten… questionable. In the last week and a half alone:

1. Walking to DSW, 8 pm. Someone approaches me trying to sell cocaine.
2. Walking to dentist, 10 am. Large man calls me a f-ing f***** transvestite with my d*** between my legs. (I am a small blonde girl).
3. Walking home with my...

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I've lived in Boystown for two years now, and in the last few months I feel like the strip of Halsted between Roscoe and Clark has gotten… questionable. In the last week and a half alone:

1. Walking to DSW, 8 pm. Someone approaches me trying to sell cocaine.
2. Walking to dentist, 10 am. Large man calls me a f-ing f***** transvestite with my d*** between my legs. (I am a small blonde girl).
3. Walking home with my boyfriend, 8 pm. Man jumps in our face yelling that we're gross, both of us. (I can assure you, we're not).

These things all occurred during normal weekday hours. It's starting to make me uncomfortable even walking down that corridor, and I've never felt that way before.

Has anyone else noticed a lot of weird going ons over there?

44 hours ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Peoples Gas

Does anyone else have a story about Peoples Gas? I have been waiting to have my gas turned on for two weeks now - the schedule is booked out 10 days to two weeks. The day of my appointment I called 3 times to confirm as no one ever showed up. Each time I was ASSURED that the tech was on their way. The next day-again I called at 7 a. m. and was told that because they didn't get...

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Does anyone else have a story about Peoples Gas? I have been waiting to have my gas turned on for two weeks now - the schedule is booked out 10 days to two weeks. The day of my appointment I called 3 times to confirm as no one ever showed up. Each time I was ASSURED that the tech was on their way. The next day-again I called at 7 a. m. and was told that because they didn't get to me yesterday - for sure I would be at the top of the list- but they could't give me a time and I would have to skip work and wait the entire day. Each time I called they had a different answer - from "they on on the way" to "we don't see you on the schedule" and "you are scheduled for tomorrow". I spoke to an "escalation supervisor" four times and the call center 7 times . Each time I called the hold time was 20 to 50 minutes of listening to music. Still another day passed and again no show. I even saw a peoples gas truck pass my house looking for a parking spot., It seems when they could fine one they decided to just leave. I am not sure what I'm going to do to these people if they ever show up!!!!

  • Rachel in Lakeview North Cambridge diehard resident

    Stop calling, start emailing - I had a terrible experience with their phone bank but their email customer service reps are way more helpful. Cusserv@peoplesgasdelivery.com. You can even state that in their next visit to you, they need to shorten to a two hour window and waive your installation fee for all the drama they've caused this week.

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    People's Gas has always been and always will be a complete nightmare. It astonishes me how city's let these monopolys run the show!
    Anyway, I agree with Rachel, start emailing and getting a paper trail. Get names if you can, confirmation numbers, anything. Then be the squeaky wheel.

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26 hours ago

Possible Serial Arsonist Targets Lake View Alleys

The first car fire was reported June 10 in the 3500 block of Wilton. Since then, eight more fires have been reported, included two this month.

26 hours ago

26 hours ago

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28 hours ago

Toppers Pizza to open 4 locations by January

Wrigleyville: 3404 N. Sheffield Ave.

This article has 5 other Chicago locations (Show)

Bucktown: 1658 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Lincoln Park: 2428 N. Lincoln Ave.

Evergreen Park: 2347 W. 95th St.

There are two locations in Chicago at 727 S. State St. and 120 S. Halsted St. Toppers looks to open 10 to 12 locations by the end of 2015, Mr. Gittrich said. The pizza chain has 56 restaurants across 10 states.

There are two locations in Chicago at 727 S. State St. and 120 S. Halsted St. Toppers looks to open 10 to 12 locations by the end of 2015, Mr. Gittrich said. The pizza chain has 56 restaurants across 10 states.

33 hours ago

34 hours ago

Epstein: Cubs Ready To Compete For NL Central In ’15

...appear to be going upward at Wrigley Field. Raw talent has made its way to Clark and Addison and appears ready to compete for something other than personal statistics. That said, the addition...

Sep 24

Updated 34 hours ago

Demo at Ashland and Melrose?

Any idea what is happening there now? Last I heard Target was not going in. Anyone heard anything new?

  • With our luck it will be more yoga studios, gymbories, nail salons and daycares because we don't have enough of those, LOL!

  • I Had To Say It Reality does not equal negativity.

    You need those mattress stores. Chicago is #1 in bed bug infestation throughout the nation. Those cigar smoking White men that invested in those mattress franchises are more "aware" than you. Commercial leases there are expensive there, obviously they're doing good with their ROI.

5 days ago

Updated 38 hours ago

Suspicious Fires

We don't post here often, but feel that a current situation warrants a visit.

As you may know, there has been a series of suspicious fires in Wrigleyville and Boystown, reaching back to mid-June. There has been an increase in this activity over the past three weeks.

These fires have generally been set between 11:30PM and 5:30AM.

Last night, two fires were set in the east alley of Clark near Roscoe/Clark and Buckingham/Clark shortly after 2AM. Today's fires, like most...

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We don't post here often, but feel that a current situation warrants a visit.

As you may know, there has been a series of suspicious fires in Wrigleyville and Boystown, reaching back to mid-June. There has been an increase in this activity over the past three weeks.

These fires have generally been set between 11:30PM and 5:30AM.

Last night, two fires were set in the east alley of Clark near Roscoe/Clark and Buckingham/Clark shortly after 2AM. Today's fires, like most in this pattern, were set in a garbage can and a dumpster.

In both cases, the fires appear to have been set next to or under occupied structures. While this morning's fires did not spread to the structures, previous fires have spread from garbage ignition points to adjacent structures and vehicles.

We recommend locking the lids on your trash cans and dumpsters if at all possible and do not allow boxes, mattresses, crates, or other flammable items to collect behind your home.

The Chicago Police Department recently issued an alert on this matter.

This map plots known "fires of suspicious origins" in the neighborhood reported since mid-June. There has been some indication that the fire at Clark and Eddy (top left icon) may have been due to vehicle malfunction, but we have not received that information from official sources.

  • Robert Rohdenburg Affordable Housing Activist for ONE Northside

    9/17 CBS Story:
    FROM:http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/09/17/string-of-arson-fires-has-lakeview-residents-on-edge/
    String Of Arson Fires Has Lakeview Residents On Edge

    September 17, 2014 5:14 PM
    Chris Martinez
    Chris Martinez is a general assignment reporter for CBS 2...

    CHICAGO (CBS) – Residents of Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood are feeling on edge after a number of arsons there.

    There have...

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    9/17 CBS Story:
    FROM:http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/09/17/string-of-arson-fires-has-lakeview-residents-on-edge/
    String Of Arson Fires Has Lakeview Residents On Edge

    September 17, 2014 5:14 PM
    Chris Martinez
    Chris Martinez is a general assignment reporter for CBS 2...

    CHICAGO (CBS) – Residents of Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood are feeling on edge after a number of arsons there.

    There have been at least a half dozen fires set, most of them in alleys next to homes in the neighborhood.

    CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports Tomlinson Fort got the news with a knock at his back door.

    “They said ‘hey your garbage cans on fire.’” Fort said. the blue plastic had completely melted and there was charred paper inside. It didn’t occur to me that there was somebody willfully committing crimes, until a few days later,” Fort said.

    That’s when he noticed the damage a few doors down. The garage hit days before is one of at least a half dozen fires set in or near the neighborhood in a matter of weeks.

    “Having that happen right next to your place can be pretty nerve wracking,” said Lakeview resident Sam Henderson.

    The arsons have residents asking who is starting the fires?

    “If this is just the beginning of what they want to do, then at what point are they going to be setting those next to flammable buildings and that sort of thing,” Tomlinson said.

    Alderman Tom Tunney says Chicago Police Bomb and Arson Unit are patrolling the area and urges residents to keep a look out.

  • Ryan C. 15+ year Lakeview East resident

    Thanks much to CWB for keeping our community informed about crime in our neighborhood and the police resources (or lack thereof) in the 19th district. Your work is much appreciated!

41 hours ago

Police Warn Of Arson Fires In Lakeview

-in the 3300 block of North Clark at 2:32 a.m.

-in the 800 block of West Buckingham at 2:32 a.m.

-in the 3200 block of North Kenmore at 5:09 a.m.

-in the 800 block of West Roscoe at 4:28 a.m.

-in the 3500 block of North Sheffield at 4:35 a.m.

-in the 3500 block of North Wilton at 4:10a.m.

43 hours ago

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43 hours ago

Arson detectives warn of ‘fire incidents’ in Lake View

-in the 3300 block of North Clark at 2:32 a.m.

-in the 800 block of West Buckingham at 2:32 a.m.

-in the 3200 block of North Kenmore at 5:09 a.m.

-in the 800 block of West Roscoe at 4:28 a.m.

-in the 3500 block of North Sheffield at 4:35 a.m.

-in the 3500 block of North Wilton at 4:10a.m.

45 hours ago

Sep 24

Updated 47 hours ago

Replay Bar now doing tattooing?

Just curious...passed Replay last night and it seemed like there was a tattoo table in the front window with a tattoo artist inking someone. Anyone know what's up?

  • Tattoos are hardly a gang thing any more, it's been mainstream for years.

  • I Had To Say It Reality does not equal negativity.

    OMG, thanks for enlightening me. I remember when Cher got a tramp stamp in 1983 and so did the rest of her sheeple though.

2 days ago

Work Begins on Wrigley Field Renovation Project

...will expand the bleachers in both outfields, push the stadium's footprint further onto both Waveland Avenue and Sheffield, and lay the foundation for seven new outfield signs along with a 2,400 square...

2 days ago

2 days ago

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Sep 24

Updated 2 days ago

Everyblock vs Nextdoor in Lakeview

I have my favorite but would like to hear what peeps up in Lakeview think.

If you could only use one, which would you choose? ...and why? Which do you find to be more informative, to have better features, community outreach, support etc? ...or is there another social neighborhood network you prefer to use? ie Facebook, Yahoo Groups, Foursquare

To help compare, i put together a chart:
http://w11.zetaboards.com/InsideNextdoor/topic/10057749/2/#new

For those who are not familiar with ND, but curious, here's an invite link:
https://nextdoor.com/invite/uncptzzbfxscgxxppmuw

  • RubyRed Dancer, Drummer, Cyclist

    This thread and others like it make me less and less likely to come back here over and over again.

  • SpamAlert Spamophobic

    Spam.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Found: Kitten

Hey, I rescued a kitten that was leaping from rooftop to rooftop to balcony last night on Kenmore, north of Lawrence last night. Currently finding a vet to check for a microchip, but is anyone missing a little one? this was more in Uptown, I know, but just thought I'd post it here, in case it wandered that far.

  • While I appreciate your sentiment Ivan, but this was most definitely NOT an outdoor cat. Though she lacked a collar and chip, she refused to urinate or defecate until she was presented with a litter box. She's also refused most food except for cat food.

  • A&K

    It would be nice if people stopped the outdoor cat thing. We have two that roam near us. Attack birds, scare the rabbits and one time had one think about attacking my dog during the walk. Tail poofed, hissing the whole deal.

    They leave them out in the rain, rarely...

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    It would be nice if people stopped the outdoor cat thing. We have two that roam near us. Attack birds, scare the rabbits and one time had one think about attacking my dog during the walk. Tail poofed, hissing the whole deal.

    They leave them out in the rain, rarely see them in the winter which is a plus. If you want a cat have a cat but if it's an "outdoor" cat just feed a stray and forget about it. Why bother having a cat if it's just left outside?

    Rat control? Call the city to post poison boxes.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Electrician recommendation?

We live in a vintage condo with all the vagaries of wiring that implies. I need someone to install the great chandelier I found at a flea market. Thanks.

  • SpamAlert Spamophobic

    Robin, if you're going to recommend Howard, couldn't you just *tell* him his voicemail is full when you get home tonight? Or maybe *you* could text message him if you won't be seeing him before then.

  • Robin...you should be commended by Howard...you recommend him for pretty much any and every project anyone has a question about on Everyblock. Are you married to him, or just a very dedicated employee?

2 days ago

2 days ago

Start of Wrigley Construction Closes Streets, Leaves Tourists Disappointed

While residents have been preparing for the $575 million project for weeks, they gave mixed reactions on the impact of the neighborhood so far.  Since Friday, portions of Waveland and Sheffield Avenue alongside Wrigley have been closed for construction; they won't reopen until March.

The Cubs are working with the city and residents around the streets to create a traffic plan. Waveland Avenue still will have a lane of westbound traffic open during construction to accommodate fire trucks and ambulances for the fire station at 1052 W. Waveland Ave, Cubs officials said.

2 days ago

No More Problems

...work must not be previously published. Entries go to Chicago Literary Awards, Another Chicago Magazine, 3709 N. Kenmore, Chicago, 60613...

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The Reader moves out of its longtime offices at 11 E. Illinois today, heading for the Sun-Times Building a few blocks away. The paper's staff has been blogging about the process all week.

...have cool stuff to peruse. Send five copies of your zine to the theater at 5153 N. Ashland, 60640, and bring free joy (and, of course, your unique perspective on the world) to...

In a stark take on the remaining public housing near Halsted and Division, the New York Times says, "the Plan for Transformation, a national model in its scope and original ambition, is off schedule and in need of more money."

Biannual publication AREA Chicago is holding a fundraiser at Danny's Tavern, 1951 W. Dickens, tonight from 10pm to 2am. It's free to get in, but 25 percent of the bar proceeds will go to AREA -- so drink up!

...Hawe; original music from Cepia, Sienna, and Detalles; and more. Released as part of the 2005 May 1st Reboot and CSS Reboot, the launch party for the new volume takes place Tuesday...

PISTIL Magazine will celebrate the release of its fifth issue, "Idol," at the Hothouse, 31 E. Balbo, with a gallery exhibit and silent auction benefiting the American Red Cross. Featured artists include...

THE2NDHAND celebrates the release of its 15th issue, "LE2EMEMAIN," tonight at Skylark, 2149 S. Halsted, tonight (Sunday). Editors Todd Dills and Jeb Gleason-Allured are joined by Joe Meno and...

City Newsstand, 4018 N. Cicero in Chicago, and Chicago-Main Newsstand, 380 N. Chicago in Evanston, are great resources for hard-to-find magazines and newspapers, but little did you know they also have a pretty good website. Check out their Top Tabloid Headlines of 2003 -- FEBRUARY TO BE CANCELED!

...6, 7:30 pm, 1350 N. Wells) and Quimby's (November 8, 8:00 pm, 1854 North Ave.), plus an open house at Women and Children First (November 8, 1-2 pm, 5233...

...Ave.), plus an open house at Women and Children First (November 8, 1-2 pm, 5233 N. Clark). Sponsored by Chicago NOW...

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