47 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Management Broker for Bean-and-Co.

New to the site! Help me get started in the neighborhood, like to hear from old timers on how this site works. Fill me in. Looking forward to making great new connections.

Thanks,

Mark

  • Sighryn Roscoe resident

    Just take a scroll thru the site and you will get the gist of it.

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2 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Chuy Says NO to the Belmont Flyover!

Calling the proposed Flyover “an unnecessary expenditure of taxpayer funds that will generate little return on investment,” Chuy Garcia expressed his opposition to the Flyover.

Read more, and check out our website at:
http://stopbelmontflyover.com/2015/03/03/chuy-says-no-to-belmont-flyover/

A vote for Chuy Garcia is a vote to save Central Lakeview!

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21 hours ago

Updated 21 hours ago

CappleQuotes from Uptown Update

Courtesy of Jon Trott's blog.

Center said...

A couple years ago, I hired a couple of these guys to help me move some furniture I purchased. The original movers didn't show, and I was left stuck. And then I remembered the guys always across the street from the UHaul. Talking to them, they were pretty nice guys. No moving equipment, but steady hands, strong backs and an eagerness to earn some money. They did good work. Most, it turns out,...

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Courtesy of Jon Trott's blog.

Center said...

A couple years ago, I hired a couple of these guys to help me move some furniture I purchased. The original movers didn't show, and I was left stuck. And then I remembered the guys always across the street from the UHaul. Talking to them, they were pretty nice guys. No moving equipment, but steady hands, strong backs and an eagerness to earn some money. They did good work. Most, it turns out, were having some hard times. Two of the three I talked to spent time in prison for drug possession when they were younger, and the felony convictions makes it really tough for them to get a job now. I'm not excusing that, but the stuff that they got nailed for holding is present in about 50% of the dorm rooms and apartments on our college campuses. Mine included. But the cops in Champaign didn't make a habit of randomly searching the college kids whose tuition made their entire town's economy go. Lucky us. Poor moving guys. Anyway, you get the picture. I couldn't disagree with you more. These guys are polite, sober and looking for work. What could you possibly have against that? Or maybe there is something about the way they look you just don't like? Hmmm...
July 7, 2007 11:57 PM ]

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James said...

If you believe they are all looking for honest work to provide themselves with food and shelter, you've been duped. Plenty of people, including neighborhood children, have witnessed many of them urinating, drinking, and participating in drug sales. However, even if 1 of these guys is only doing this for food and shelter, you also damaged this one person's motivation to get lasting help.

Please do them a favor and the community a favor and do not hire these men.
July 8, 2007 1:46 AM

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    James said...

    I was reading this and thinking whoever wrote it sounded pretty angry, but I was agreeing with everything that was said. I then saw my name as the author and chuckled to myself. I had written it a couple of weeks ago probably late at night and forgot...

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    James said...

    I was reading this and thinking whoever wrote it sounded pretty angry, but I was agreeing with everything that was said. I then saw my name as the author and chuckled to myself. I had written it a couple of weeks ago probably late at night and forgot about it.

    It's already been said by some that my stance on the WY is politically motivated. It makes it so that I'm sometimes hesitant to say much because everything I write can come back to haunt me later. That said, I couldn't stay quiet about this Wilson Yard TIF. The lack of transparency, the lack of communication, the lack of real community input, and the refusal to abide by the use of best practices in sound urban planning will haunt us for decades if we remain silent.

    Like many of you, I am sickened that this huge parcel of property has remained vacant for over 10 years. Lowering our standards for Uptown, though, is not respectful of the people who call this neighborhood their home. So, I stand with others and say we deserve better.

    For the record, I'm not leading the effort to stop WY, but I support the hardworking people who are. It's just so unfortunate that a lawsuit is their only avenue to getting heard.

    October 24, 2008 12:17 AM

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    James Cappleman said...

    NL, what success have you had in changing a person's thoughts about class by referring to them as a bigot?

    Yes, every once in awhile there are bigots who sometimes post on this blog. For the most part, I've noticed those comments get removed and when it...

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    James Cappleman said...

    NL, what success have you had in changing a person's thoughts about class by referring to them as a bigot?

    Yes, every once in awhile there are bigots who sometimes post on this blog. For the most part, I've noticed those comments get removed and when it gets really bad, I've noticed that the moderator steps in before any comment gets posted. The vast majority of people I've met in this neighborhood are very generous with their time and money to help others.

    There are also many times when people are falsely aligned as being bigots when it is clearly not the case, and I'm speaking from personal experience. I'm a social worker, former Franciscan friar, recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award from U of C, a board member of an organization that empowers African-American women with a history of abuse... and campaign literature still went out claiming I was a right-wing bigot who hated poor people. Never mind my 30+ year history that contradicts such an indictment.

    What I've found is that there are people who benefit from keeping this community divided. I won't take part in it. For those who have this need to focus on this class war, I have to say I question their real motives because it's clearly not done to enlighten others. That approach just doesn't work. Never has, never will.

    March 5, 2009 10:40 PM

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Updated 36 hours ago

Rooftop Deck -Permit

Hello,

I'm interested in building a rooftop deck on top of a 3 unit condominium. Can anyone share any tips on the permit/inspection process?

Much appreciated

  • Buster, sorry, I wasn't trying to be obnoxious, just unsure how to answer your question without providing misleading data. As you can see in Dork's answer, the range is so wide (his look right to me), I'm not sure it's very useful.

  • Eblock10 Lakeview Resident

    Thanks for all the feedback! The home owners assistance program seems like a great place to start.

37 hours ago

World-class Montessori Preschool Coming Soon to Lincoln Square

Montessori Gifted Prep places a special emphasis on critical thinking, reasoning, problem solving and creativity. Montessori Gifted Prep preschool provides a caring, comprehensive, high-quality Montessori education to children ages 2 - 6 years old. Numerous unique services offered including extended hours of operation (6am - 8pm), personalized education, and ability to monitor your child during the day via internet. Onsite extracurricular activities include music lessons taught by Old Town School of Folk Music, French and Mandarin taught by Language Stars, and interactive science laboratory experiments taught by Mad Science of Chicago. Come learn more at our informational session on March 28, 2015 at 10 am. We are located at 4754 N Leavitt St, Chicago, IL

RSVP at www.montessorigiftedprep.org

3 days ago

Updated 40 hours ago

Salon/nail shop spaces for lease

I'm on the look out for salon & nail shop spaces for lease in Lakeview and Wicker. If anyone notices any available storefronts, or knows anyone looking to have someone take over their lease, contact me!

6 days ago

Updated 42 hours ago

  • Mr. Cullen established the theater and the restaurant. He had no health insurance when he had a costly stroke a few years ago. He's given immensely to theater as we know it in Chicago for decades. You can lose everything you build. This is a tragic story.

  • SPIRO 1983 sergeant 19

    Mr cullen sounded like a good man I didnt know him.

4 days ago

Updated 42 hours ago

Buyer looking for 4 bedroom home in Lakeview

New or newer construction preferred. Or complete renovation.
Thanks.

  • Ashley Donat Real Estate Broker ashley@millerchicagorealesta...

    Email me at ashley@millerchicagorealestate.com! I have some options for you!!

  • The market is pretty tight right now but there are some options out there. Assuming you are looking for a single family home here is a summary of what is available by number of bedrooms and bathrooms: http://lucidrealty.com/homes-for-sale/Chicago_Lakeview/single_family_homes.php

    You might also want to check out working with a full service realtor that shares their commission with you. It can save you thousands of dollars.

  • Michael Bucktown Resident

    This "Airborn" fellow has posted very similar ads in Bucktown (looking for house in Bucktown) and Lincoln Park (looking for house in Lincoln Park) sections of EB too. Not sure what his or her agenda is, but surely finding a realtor in Chicago shouldn't be a problem. EB is not the right forum for this.

Feb 26

Updated 43 hours ago

Buyer Seeks 3BR/2BA+ in Elevator Building

Our client is seeking a 3BR/2BA+ in an elevator building in the Lakeview/Lincoln Park area. We have exhausted our search on the MLS and are looking for owners considering selling.

Prefers updated; concrete between floors; pets (cats) allowed; quiet neighbors; HOA fees lower than $1000 if possible.

If you or someone you know has a condo similar to this they would consider selling please let me know..

  • There are a few units at 3530-3534 LSD that meet your criteria, particularly the concrete floors/walls. It's exceptionally quiet, and does allow pets (1 dog, any size and up to two cats per unit).

  • I may have a place for you... Lincoln Park, 3 bed, 2.1 bath, office, deck, city views, great light, updated, low assessments, concrete, pets ok, etc...

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Tea Collection Spring Shopping March 9-15 to Benefit Hamilton Elementary School

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47 hours ago

Chicago Street Photography Lakeview

Recent candid street shot

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Old news?!?!

Has anybody else noticed that EveryBlock detectors are picking up articles from 2012-2013???

  • Shelly Lifelong suburbanite, now in South Lakeview.

    Jennifer, yep!

    L, yes.

  • Yes, I went to Uptown for news and there was news from 2012.

3 days ago

Feb 23

Updated 3 days ago

434 Melrose

Does anyone know the status of the unfinished construction site at that location? There was supposed to have been a hearing at City Council in regard to it.

  • Robert Rohdenburg Affordable Housing Activist for ONE Northside

    I've reviewed the published agendas of both the Zoning and the Housing committees from August 2014 through January 2015 and could find no mention of this address for a zoning change or any other city council or committee action. Because of the election, there will not be any city council...

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    I've reviewed the published agendas of both the Zoning and the Housing committees from August 2014 through January 2015 and could find no mention of this address for a zoning change or any other city council or committee action. Because of the election, there will not be any city council meetings or committee meetings in February. There is a Housing committee hearing scheduled for 3/11 10am and two Zoning Committee Hearings next month: 3/12 and 3/17 , both staring at 10am in Council Chambers,before the 10am 3/18 City Council meeting. No agendas for these committee meetings are available yet. Shortly after 3/1 some of the agendas for the March meetings should start to appear. You can check the web site:
    https://chicago.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx for any additional committee meeting dates, changes in times/locations, and the meeting agendas. The current or new alderman for the ward may know more about the property before any hearing action. The press coverage about the property are old stories at:
    May 21,2012 story:http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2012/05/21/stalled-condo-building-to-serve-as-skeleton-for-luxury-rentals.php
    June 3,2011 story:http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2011/06/03/failed-lakeview-condo-development-leaves-a-stump-behind-1.php

  • I'm sorry to hear that nothing has transpired, but thanks very much for your thorough review-I appreciate it!

  • Ed H. 5 year Lakeview resident

    What a great location, I cant believe that lot is still the way it is.

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ChiDN posted 1 photo to Flickr:

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Tree trimming season!

The winters close to being over and time to make sure your trees are healthy and strong at joses tree service we will give you expert advise on deciding if your trees need some work get your free quote from on of our professional trimmers
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Feb 26

Updated 5 days ago

Summer Options for 6 year old child

I'm looking for daycare options for my 6 year old for this upcoming summer. I work from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. The Neighborhood Boys & Girls Club doesn't start until 8 am but I have to be at work by 8 am. I need to pick up as late as 6 pm on some days. Any suggestions/recommendations for high quality group childcare for a 6 year old in the area? Looking for entire summer, not just short summer camps. Thank you!

  • mike Return Chicagoan circa 1996

    Hamlin park offers day camps during the summer that I have sent my boys to. It's not too expensive and you need to sign up online. It is offered through the Chicago park district.

  • SPIRO 1983 sergeant 19

    Put the delinquent in a boot camp or ymca or bible study thank you very much.

Feb 26

Updated 5 days ago

Specialty Video Closing

I was told today that the video store on Broadway, between Melrose and Belmont will be closing in the Spring. The reason was a rent increase.

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6 days ago

4 Neighborhood Places Where You Should Go Eat or Drink This Weekend

Rocks Northcenter, 4138 N. Lincoln Ave. and Rocks Lincoln Park, 3463 N. Broadway

This article has 4 other Chicago locations (Show)

Harry's Velvet Room, 1408 W. Webster Ave.

Frasca Pizzeria and Wine Bar, 3358 N. Paulina St.

Seven Lions, 130 S. Michigan Ave.

Rocks Northcenter, 4138 N. Lincoln Ave. and Rocks Lincoln Park, 3463 N. Broadway

6 days ago

30 Lake View High School Students Headed to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

-LVHS Principal Celebrates Students for Choosing his Alma Mater-

Like many high schools this time of year, the hallways at LVHS are full of students “Repping,” -- that is, representing their university choices through their sweatshirts, water bottles, and other college-bound gear.

“Repping is cool,” says Atil M, one of 30 LVHS seniors who will soon make U of I at Urbana-Champaign his home, majoring in Industrial Engineering. “I like reaping.”

More> http://tinyurl.com/l5zngx3

Feb 06 2013

Updated 6 days ago

Lots of police cars at Belmont (in internet cafe btw Halsted and Clark) 5Feb

Does anyone know what happened yesterday (Monday) around 12:45pm on Belmont? I was waiting for the Belmont bus, two guys were interacting...one white, young guy was yelling loud at the black guy with a white fur coat on that he made him lose $1000 and miss his flight, that he was "legit, a taxpayer" and the other guy was according to him " a drug dealer". He was making a phone call. Ten minutes later about eight cop cars (marked...

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Does anyone know what happened yesterday (Monday) around 12:45pm on Belmont? I was waiting for the Belmont bus, two guys were interacting...one white, young guy was yelling loud at the black guy with a white fur coat on that he made him lose $1000 and miss his flight, that he was "legit, a taxpayer" and the other guy was according to him " a drug dealer". He was making a phone call. Ten minutes later about eight cop cars (marked and unmarked) pull up and one detective goes into the internet cafe with his gun drawn. I saw the black guy being talk to by other cops on the street. My bus pulled up just then. It was intense. Lots of commotion. ???

  • Chambers IV J. Steven Medill Student

    Hey Beebee, do you know what the name of that internet cafe was?

  • It seemed to close soon after the police stormed it Feb 5, 2013 (two years ago). Can't remember the name, but it had the word INTERNET in block letters across the front of it. It was just west of the alley in between Halsted and Clark on the northside of Belmont Avenue.

Feb 26

Updated 6 days ago

Story on parenting and transgendered children

I'm a graduate student and reporter for the Medill News Service at Northwestern University. I am currently working on a story about the successes and challenges of being the parent of a transgendered child. I am looking for a parent (and if possible their transgendered child) who would be willing to speak with me about their life experiences. The story would be composed of a 400-600 word article and a 2 minute video piece. So ideally, I would like to...

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I'm a graduate student and reporter for the Medill News Service at Northwestern University. I am currently working on a story about the successes and challenges of being the parent of a transgendered child. I am looking for a parent (and if possible their transgendered child) who would be willing to speak with me about their life experiences. The story would be composed of a 400-600 word article and a 2 minute video piece. So ideally, I would like to have you speak quickly to me on camera. It is possible to be on camera anonymously, although not preferred. The piece will be published on our website: http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/ and CanTV (the public access channel) for a day. If you are interested or know someone who may be a good contact, I would very much appreciate a message back.
Thanks, Julie

  • Hi Julie,
    While I don't have a child, I just wanted to mention that generally the correct term is considered "transgender" instead of "transgendered."

    http://www.glaad.org/reference/transgender
    (See problematic terms)

    Good luck with your research!

  • Julie, a good friend of mine is willing to speak with you. You didn't leave a phone number for her to call you, but she has said I may share her email address with you so you can contact her. kfgrobman@live.com

  • JulieWoolie Graduate Student/Reporter for Medill News Service

    Thank you so much! I will email her.

6 days ago

Found a Ring

Yesterday I found a ring in the middle of the street on the intersection of Clark & Diversy. This seems to be a wedding ring & would like to return it to its rightful owner. I know this is a long shot, but I figured I'd try anyway. I'm not going to post a pic of it but if you recently lost your ring and believe it is yours please send me a private message with a detailed description or better yet a pic. Feel free to forward this.

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6 days ago

Red Line, Purple Line Express Riders Face A Year Of Longer Morning Commutes

Loop-bound Purple Express riders could see their morning trips lengthened by 4 to 6 minutes while their trains take on additional stops at Wilson, Sheridan and Addison.

6 days ago

Some CTA riders face a year of longer morning commutes

Loop-bound Purple Express riders could see their morning trips lengthened by 4 to 6 minutes while their trains take on additional stops at Wilson, Sheridan and Addison.

6 days ago

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