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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!

  • Resident of LP In Lincoln Park since 1980

    Call Arrow Masonry ( 800-882-5768) and ask for Mike. He has been doing this for a long time and will make sure your brick is sealed correctly. It's expensive but should be good for 10 years. If not done correctly, the split-faced brick sucks in water like crazy and causes leaks all through the building. After years of leaks, we finally got our split-faced brick sealed and the leaks stopped completely.

  • Venson Kuchipudi 2427-2429 Clybourn Association President

    Yes, Mike at Arrow did my condo and so far no leaks and it's been about 5 years. He will give you a quote with all the products used.

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whats filming on seminary?

3400 block has signs for filming movie and can't find anything online.. Anyone know anything?

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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

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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!

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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 44 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

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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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Wrigley Field bleachers now blast from past

The Cubs could sell the naming rights to a brewery, sell hot chocolate and hot dogs on the corner of Sheffield and Waveland avenues, and put up a few port-a-potties.

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Cars stolen

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

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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

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!

2 days ago

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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Famed bleachers ripped out of Wrigley Field as rehab continues

...outer walls of the bleachers will be extended to the edges of the sidewalks on Sheffield and Waveland avenues...

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Halloween horror events October 16-19

...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...

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.

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.

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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.

...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...

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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