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Cubs legend Ernie Banks remembered as a man who loved life, people

Fans gather at the intersection of Addison and Clark streets near Wrigley Field to honor Cubs legend Ernie Banks during his funeral procession Jan. 31, 2015.

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It Is Gone

Yesterday they tore down the old Alley building to make way for a proposed 80 unit development. These images are where the iconic Alley mural once was.

I first went to The Alley as a 20 year old kid; unsure of herself but bound to become otherwise. I bought a $99 leather biker jacket that I think they were running a sale on so I could afford it. It was heavier than hell.

I still have that jacket; and every...

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Yesterday they tore down the old Alley building to make way for a proposed 80 unit development. These images are where the iconic Alley mural once was.

I first went to The Alley as a 20 year old kid; unsure of herself but bound to become otherwise. I bought a $99 leather biker jacket that I think they were running a sale on so I could afford it. It was heavier than hell.

I still have that jacket; and every button, scuff, and scratch on it represents the journey I took from there to here. It is a prized possession.

As my daughter navigates her road of discovery, I still go to The Alley to get her funky socks, leopard patterened shoes, and fingerless gloves (her favorite). I want her to know that she has room to be different, independent, and creative as she practices kindness, respect, and humility.

The mural being destroyed leaves me sad.

Do you have a fond memory of The Alley? Something that you look back on and smile?

  • jives vigilent resident x 20 yrs

    Yes, Happy news it's just the rear alley section that's demolished. I walked over to clark now to see and the main store is still there- my 5 yr old cant wait to go back ..she's " never seen so much cool stuff! "
    And she wanted to buy mom a present ...(passed on the phalo-pop)!

  • Littleton Arts Uptown Chicago/Uptown/Artist

    I remember that mural as the gateway to a cool somewhat subversive space as a teenager.
    Now as a muralist in my 40's it just feels like a loss for something we have too much of already.
    Glad the Alley is still there in a downsize version though.

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Cubs legend Ernie Banks remembered for unwavering optimism

The Chicago Cubs say the procession following the 10 a.m. service will take "Mr. Cub" past his statue at Daley Plaza downtown and the ballpark's famed marquee at the corner of Clark and Addison on the city's North Side.

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Teammates, fans remember Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks

After the service, a procession took “Mr. Cub” past his statue at Daley Plaza downtown and Wrigley Field’s famed marquee at the corner of Clark and Addison on the city’s North Side.

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What's up with the helicopters in lakeview?

What's up with the three helicopters in lakeview?

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4 copters hovering over E Lakeview 1/31/15

12:30pm -Looks like about Belmont &Sheffield?

Any info?

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Funeral Underway For ‘Mr. Cub’ Ernie Banks

...ballpark are asked to view the procession from the following locations: the southwest corner of Sheffield Avenue and Addison Street in front of the Captain Morgan Club; along the south side of Addison Street between...

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Banks’ funeral is being held at Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut St. Today would have been Banks’ 84th birthday. A procession after the memorial service will go past Banks’ statue at Daley Plaza, and also past Wrigley Field.

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"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.

  • I agree with you, Teamharman. DFW does have terrible public trans. I used it maybe twice a year for special events.

    It's sad that I feel the need to take the 77 from Racine to Halsted because the greatness of the CTA is hampered by people who ride it to...

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    I agree with you, Teamharman. DFW does have terrible public trans. I used it maybe twice a year for special events.

    It's sad that I feel the need to take the 77 from Racine to Halsted because the greatness of the CTA is hampered by people who ride it to do harm. Also cautious from Wrigley to Belmont. I want to live in the city. No one forced this on me. Lucky to be able to work where I want. If I wanted the suburbs, I'd have stayed in Dallas.

    I feel a little safer on the west side of Lakeview though watch my surroundings there too.

    I should be able to carry whatever I want with me without fear of crime. I like big purses. I carry a lot of stuff when I can...want to be prepared. But I refrain to be less of a target. Such is life.

  • loraine t washington 5 yr. resident

    Enough said. Be safe.

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Stunning Wrigleyville Penthouse for Sale - Private Roof Deck

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WATCH LIVE: Teammates, fans remember Hall of Famer Ernie Banks

The Chicago Cubs say the procession following the 10 a.m. service will take "Mr. Cub" past his statue at Daley Plaza downtown and the ballpark's famed marquee at the corner of Clark and Addison on the city's North Side.

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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!

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Teammates, fans remember Hall of Famer Ernie Banks

The Chicago Cubs say the procession following the 10 a.m. service will take "Mr. Cub" past his statue at Daley Plaza downtown and the ballpark's famed marquee at the corner of Clark and Addison on the city's North Side.

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  • Permit issued for new construction

    PERMIT EXPIRES ON 03/29/2015 Erection Starts: 2/1/2015, Erection Ends: 4/1/2015. ERECTION STARTS: 2/1/2015, ERECTION ENDS: 4/1/2015. 60 DAY EVENTREAPPLY OLD PERMIT DESIGN PERMIT 100567381ERECT ONE (1) 82'X50' TENTSETUP 2/1/15- REMOVE 4/1/15

    3610 N. Clark St. Issued January 29, 2015 Comment

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Hundreds say goodbye to 'Mr. Cub' at Ernie Banks visitation

The procession will then take Lake Shore Drive to Belmont. At Clark Street, it will go north and makes its way to Addison and Clark and pass by the Wrigley Field marquee.

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Parking, rats among problems Wrigley Field neighbors cite in renovation

That is the scene along Sheffield and Waveland avenues as the Cubs continue the opening phase of their renovation of Wrigley Field, which the team recently announced won't be complete until the end of May.

"Basically I hate it," said Meg Styck, who owns a home near the intersection of Kenmore and Waveland.

The Cubs are providing free parking for residents on Waveland and Sheffield in the green lot at 1126 West Grace St.

The Cubs also have extended that offer to those who live in the area bordered by Addison to the south, Racine and Clark to the west, Irving Park on the north and Wilton on the east, according to spokesman Julian Green. For more information on the guidelines and to get a pass go to Wrigleyfield.com.

One of the biggest problems with the renovations began when the Cubs renovated the green lot near the intersection of Racine Avenue and Grace Street. Shortly after construction there began, Kata said, rats began overrunning her neighborhood. .

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'Mr. Cub' to make final trip to Wrigley Field

The Chicago Cubs say the procession following Saturday's memorial service will take "Mr. Cub" past his statue at Daley Plaza downtown and the ballpark's famed marquee at the corner of Clark and Addison on the city's North Side.

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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.

  • I'm less concerned about whether residents FEEL safe (which can be driven by headlines and TV stories), and more about whether residents ARE safe (which is driven by good statistics).

    I am indeed concerned by stories suggesting that the data may be bad, whether by making it harder to file...

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    I'm less concerned about whether residents FEEL safe (which can be driven by headlines and TV stories), and more about whether residents ARE safe (which is driven by good statistics).

    I am indeed concerned by stories suggesting that the data may be bad, whether by making it harder to file (on-line is good though), or reclassifying reports. In any event, I don't think that risk has changed between 2013 and 2014, and across that time period, Lakeview crime IS down 20%. Yes, it needs to go down further, but it's moving in the right direction, and we are getting more police on the streets, slowly but surely.

    More police costs money -- who got their property tax bill today? Want to pay even MORE? I didn't think so.

    The sky is not falling.

  • Lynn Olejniczak Life-long Chicagoan, who loves her city.

    I'm sorry, but that is just absurd. You aren't concerned if Lakeview residents "feel" safe? Why? Because it isn't a number that can be manipulated or played with?

    A loss of 4 police officers in December does not equate to more police on the streets no matter how many times...

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    I'm sorry, but that is just absurd. You aren't concerned if Lakeview residents "feel" safe? Why? Because it isn't a number that can be manipulated or played with?

    A loss of 4 police officers in December does not equate to more police on the streets no matter how many times you or Tunney tap your heels together and repeat "crime is down, crime is down."

    As far as your property tax statement goes, it is just so far beneath the original discussion here that the only fitting response would be, "I know you are but what am I."
    Pure nonsense.

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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

  • RubyRed Dancer, Drummer, Cyclist

    jjkenyon, Yes, it's true, there are other residential developments along the tracks, but you sure as hell won't catch me ponying up $1,500 per month for that kind of noise pollution. The "benefit" of living on the same block as Gap an Athleta isn't really that much a draw either in my opinion.

  • RubyRed, you probably didn't look at the developer's plans and elevations, the north wall facing the tracks is solid block, no windows except for a single column, which is probably a stairwell.

    A double block wall will suppress nearly all the train noise.

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