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Neighborhood arsonist is sure to appreciate the Christmas trees...

I see that once again some group has once again attached Christmas trees to the lightpoles around Lakeview. When they did it last year, it seemed like a boneheaded waste of money, since most were dead by early to mid-December. But now that we have a serial arsonist roaming Lakeview? You've got to be kidding me. What rocket scientist thought this was a good idea? I wonder how many will be used as kindling between now and January.

  • L

    From the Crime in Wrigleyville/Boystown Twitter feed: "Info for the police: 916 DIversey, a homeless man just set a Christmas tree on fire. They put it out and everybody left."

  • john m crombie Business owner

    Bah Humbug! Let us get into of the spirit of the season and catch the moments as they fly!!

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    WRIGLEY FIELD RIGHT FIELD AND LEFT FIELD BLEACHER EXPANSION: FOUNDATION AND STEEL STRUCTURE PER PLANS. ALL SIGNS AND SIGN STRUCTURES TO BE PERMITTED SEPARATELY.

    1060 W. Addison St. Issued November 25, 2014 Comment

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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.

  • Sometimes it doesn't have to be a break-in situation.
    When I had a condo in a Near North high-rise there was a rape in the laundry room in that the rapist was only staying with someone in the building and he was doing his laundry.
    While there he met a resident who was doing her wash, too, and she assumed that he was a fellow owner and let her guard down. Then he made his move.

  • @Becky - that's terrifying. Not 10 minutes before we heard the noise, I walked by that window to get food from a delivery driver.

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Cinnamon Ice Cream

I fully admit this is a ridiculous question. Does anyone know of a place that sells cinnamon ice cream (store, shop, any place)? I've tried Mariano's and Jewel. I used to live in MN and during the holidays Kemp's would have it at the local grocers. I've heard that Blue Bunny also has it, but I haven't seen it at Jewel. (This is my mom's favorite and she is old and not well, so I'd like to find it before Thanksgiving.)

  • Menchie's Frozen Yogurt at River Point Shopping Center (Clybourn) has Cinnabon flavor and I am almost positive you can take it home by the pint. It's killer.

  • Whole Foods in Lincoln Park has a gourmet brand in pints Hope Mom feels better soon!

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Pens and pencil donation

I am an office supply hoarder. It doesn't help that my office supplier give us free samples of items. I have a shoebox of pens and pencils that I need to get rid of - does anyone know where I can donate these?

  • jasper1055 Roscoe Villiage

    My girlfriend is a 3rd grade teacher and is always looking for donations for their art projects.... Let me know and I can pick them up... I'm in Roscoe Village. Addison and Damen.

  • L

    I'm assuming Burley will take them. Arts of Life a nonprofit that works with adults with developmental disabilities would be another choice.

43 hours ago

Lost Dog- Brittany Spaniel- Brown and White

Escaped from yard - 3500 block of Seeley
Please call 773-551-3370 if you see it
Thank you

3 days ago

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Rats

Has anyone else noticed an influx of rats in the neighborhood? I live a few blocks from Wrigley Field and can only surmise that this is due to the work being done at Wrigley Field. I have called 311 but I am asking others to call as well if you also have seen rats in the alley.

  • I live near Wolcott and Addison and have seen a huge increase the last month or so. After seeing maybe 3 total since moving in 3 years ago, I have seen one or two per week in our alley for the last few months.

    I reported it to the city...

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    I live near Wolcott and Addison and have seen a huge increase the last month or so. After seeing maybe 3 total since moving in 3 years ago, I have seen one or two per week in our alley for the last few months.

    I reported it to the city by calling 311 and submitting requests to the City's rodent baiting website (http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/streets/provdrs/rodent/svcs/rodent_baiting.html) - however, the status of my requests says that the Rodent Patrol went out and looked for them at around noon once and 1pm another time and didn't see any, so the case was closed and they didn't put out rat bait/poison. They told me to take a picture of one to send in and they would consider putting out the bait/poison - like I have time to whip out my phone when the (not so) little critters are running across the alley and try to take a clear photo in bad light!

    Anyway, I share your frustration. I'll keep reporting, but I don't have much faith in the city doing much.

  • tim

    We have participated in a working cat program for 3 years now- We have cats, but no rats. check it out: http://www.treehouseanimals.org/site/DocServer/Cats_at_Work_FactSheet.pdf?docID=322
    Inexpensive & effective. I'm more than happy to answer any questions. Good luck!

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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?

  • Can you spread it over your lawn or parkway?

  • Kathleen 12 year Wrigleyville resident

    I agree with above! I only rotate my soil every three years. I don't even cover my containers in the winter and always have beautiful flowers in the spring.

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Nov 19

Updated 3 days 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

    Thanks for your prompt reply. However, it seems unoriginal (and uninspired) to assume the name of a pre-existing venture. Use of the public library is gratis. Doesn't mean everything there is up for grabs.

  • The Shift Small Business Owner of The Shift

    Ouch Jill W. that hurts to hear you say! Our business name was created purely in reference to our own business models of "work shifts." I don't know why you are associating us with a completely different and separate entity or being accusatory towards us, but it's painful nonetheless.

    We...

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    Ouch Jill W. that hurts to hear you say! Our business name was created purely in reference to our own business models of "work shifts." I don't know why you are associating us with a completely different and separate entity or being accusatory towards us, but it's painful nonetheless.

    We are an independent, small business, with a simple goal of offering people in our community a place to work, learn, and socialize.

    Feel free to drop by anytime to say hello, and help yourself to free coffee and snacks.
    Wishing you a wonderful day and a Happy Holidays!

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