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Looking for a Veterinary Clinic

Good Morning,
I am a new pet parent of a cat. Just starting to looking around for vets. The closest to me is "Higgins Animal Clinic" I was wondering what do you think? Thank you so much for your help!

  • Used to take mine to Higgins, but it got WAY too expensive and certain services were only on certain days. Also, they cut my cat's nails so short once he was drooling in pain for a week! I take mine to North Center Animal Hospital now. It's not a shiny and new as Higgins, but they are very price conscious and thorough and sweet!

  • I like Jewell Animal Hospital and Duke Animal Hospital. Both are great places!

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Experiences with apartment searching in early spring/late winter?

Hello Everyone!

I am looking for people who have had experiences with searching for apartments with April 1st least start dates. Our current lease ends at the end of September, but our landlord made us an offer to extend our lease to the end of March. I have tried searching the web for information regarding what the rental market looks like during that time, but haven't really found anything.

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Hello Everyone!

I am looking for people who have had experiences with searching for apartments with April 1st least start dates. Our current lease ends at the end of September, but our landlord made us an offer to extend our lease to the end of March. I have tried searching the web for information regarding what the rental market looks like during that time, but haven't really found anything.

We know that the October 1st lease starting time is one of the busiest and most fast paced rental seasons, but we may not be able to invest the time in August and September that is needed to snap up a nice apartment so we are seriously considering the April start date alternative.

So I am asking if any of you have any experience with the April start date rental market. Do there tend to be a decent amount of properties available in a variety of neighborhoods? Do the prices fluctuate at all? Is it silly to think that the market at that time won't be as ideal?

Any and all information or anecdotes you could send our way would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance!

  • My lease starts March 1st. I actually liked apt hunting at that time - more moving time slots, easier appointments to view the apts, less competition, and I also found more smaller landlords ("by owner" ads) than when I used to look in the fall.

  • Oooh! I forgot to add that both landlords were more flexible on move-in/outdates, since no one was rushing to move when it was still snowy.

37 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Panera Bread at Ashland and School Falls Through; Target Development Not Happening

According to the latest flyers from Cushman &Wakefield, Panera Bread is no longer coming to Ashland and School and they are re-releasing it to market. Vitamin Shoppe is a go, and Target is no longer pictured on the map.

http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com/2014/07/panera-bread-at-ashland-and-school.html

  • I highly doubt the data breach and other difficulties went into why they pulled out. The neighborhood's nimby attitude towards the Target is why they pulled out. Yes traffic would have increased but that unused corner of Ashland and Belmont would finally be pouring tax dollars into the city coffers but the neighborhood won out and another building continues to sit empty.

  • In regards to Vitamin Shoppes existence, its comparable to GNC and the health industry is growing by leaps and bounds now because everyone wants to do everything possible to be healthy and that includes fish oils and protein shakes. Hence why they exist.

    Rather a Vitamin Shoppe go in than another nail salon or Thai restaurant.

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Jan 22 2013

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Wine classes?

I am looking for a local beginner wine class in the Roscoe Village area. Any suggestions?

  • Dan

    Hi. I'm a Certified Sommelier whose mentors were both David Klein and Alpana Singh. Before I undertook my studies, Alpana directed me to The Court of Master Sommeliers (www.mastersommeliers.org), who offer a syllabus of recommended literature and three levels of testing, if that interests you. If you're looking for something...

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    Hi. I'm a Certified Sommelier whose mentors were both David Klein and Alpana Singh. Before I undertook my studies, Alpana directed me to The Court of Master Sommeliers (www.mastersommeliers.org), who offer a syllabus of recommended literature and three levels of testing, if that interests you. If you're looking for something more fun and casual, I can always help. If you want to study wine a bit and have fun doing it, check my website out to see if it appeals to you (www.thegrapesimple.com). That way, you can invite friends over, enjoy a few beverages, and get some instruction while doing it. Otherwise, The Chopping Block is good. Good luck, and have fun!

  • Check out Joe's Wine Cellar on Division, they are starting up some beginner classes. http://www.joeswinecellar.com/events/wine-101-class/?month=7&year=2014&categoryID=&relatedID=

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Couple attacked on Irving park east of Broadway

I'm learning of a couple being attacked crossing the alley of Broadway and Irving park, the man was hit over the head with a bottle then the four men tried to rape the female,, the man came to and managed to fight them off,,, I can find no accounts of this,, July 17/ pm.. Anyone have info?

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Brown Elephant Alternative

Does anyone have any suggestions as to where to drop discarded clothes and "stuff"where they may do someone else some good ?

2 days ago

Looking for family to join our nanny share

We are looking for family with a child over 1 year old to join our nanny share in East Lake View near Belmont and Sheridan. Would be happy to share details with anyone interested.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

WiFi Enabled "People Spots" Hit Lakeview East at 2863 and 2914 N. Clark St.

The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the launch of their pop-up public gathering space and art piece, People Spots, available now through October at 2863 and 2914 N. Clark St. Two sites on the east and west side of the street host two unique People Spots, each containing fixed seating areas of various styles, bistro tables, chairs and strong public WiFi signals. For more information on the People Spots and campaign in general, please visit www.LakeviewEast.com....

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The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the launch of their pop-up public gathering space and art piece, People Spots, available now through October at 2863 and 2914 N. Clark St. Two sites on the east and west side of the street host two unique People Spots, each containing fixed seating areas of various styles, bistro tables, chairs and strong public WiFi signals. For more information on the People Spots and campaign in general, please visit www.LakeviewEast.com.

In 2013, the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce and Special Service Area #8 (SSA #8) launched the Clark Street Task Force, a community-driven strategic planning process to develop concepts for the improvement of the Clark Street Corridor. Residents, business owners, and property owners were surveyed with a top priority being an increase in the amount of nearby pedestrian gathering space through People Spots. Participants viewed People Spots as a way of activating a welcoming public space in the corridor without the attendant costs and disruption of traditional construction.

The two unique, 6 ft. x 40 ft. installations are designed separately by Katherine Darnstadt of Latent Design and Duane Sohl of Sohl. Architect with Gary DeStefano of DCR Builders, LLC. Both were chosen from a request-for-proposal process, with each satisfying the desire for increased public gathering and green space. The green space for each People Spot is installed by Patch Landscaping. Patch also creates and maintains the hanging baskets and planters throughout Lakeview East as well as the “urban oasis garden” located within the annual Lakeview East Festival of the Arts (September 13 and 14, 2014).

Though a comprehensive rethinking of the corridor is well underway based on feedback from the strategic planning process, the People Spots provide immediate place-making benefits for those who live, work, dine, and shop nearby.

  • d3 NOH

    ...so we're just handing the extra $$ over to LAZ now ehh...

  • Ryan C. 15+ year Lakeview East resident

    Does the city reimburse the parking meter company, or does East Lakeview CoC?

  • d3 NOH

    typically the organizer of such a thing would have to secure the funding

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Dr. Olivia Forys

I got a letter saying that my GP, Dr. Olivia Forys, is leaving her practice with Rush. I'd really like to keep her as my doctor, but the letter didn't say where she is going (if anywhere in Chicago). If anyone has information, it would be much appreciated. I certainly hope she's doing OK.

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    Her contract probably prevents her from sharing this information. I would wait a couple of months, then check HealthGrades for updated office informaion

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May 31

Updated 5 days ago

Homemade Pizza Company closed all locations

RIP #HomemadePizzaCo. Looks like all locations are closed, and their Facebook and Twitter are deleted. This is an L3 building so we'll see what happens next.

http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com/2014/05/rip-homemade-pizza-company.html

  • Matt 10-year Lakeview resident

    They must have left some food behind because the Southport storefront is now littered with dead flies...such an eyesore, creeps me out each time I walk past it on my commute. Shocked that the chain closed, they must have overexpanded--this location had a line of customers every evening.

  • Personally, I never understood the business model. I bought pizzas from them twice and stopped after I realized I could get a pizza made, and delivered to me for the same price as this place. Did I mention that the delivered pizza was already made? I didn't have to cook it myself.

    I found them to be overpriced for what they were offering.

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Iron fence and security gate recommendation

We are looking for a company to replace the fance and gate around our condo building. Any recommendations? Thanks!

  • Hi MandM, we just added extra security gates to our home and used johns pro fence # 773-263-3625. John is a nice man, reliable, fast and of great value. I highly recommend him to everyone in our neighborhood, especially to heighten security and safety!

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  • Permit issued for signs

    INSTALLATION OF (1) INTERNALLY ILLUMINATED PYLON SIGN TO BE MOUNTED PER THE ATTACHED SITE PLAN.

    3460 N. Broadway Issued July 16, 2014 Comment
  • Permit issued for signs

    INSTALLATION OF (1) SET OF INTERNALLY ILLUMINATED CHANNEL LETTERS TO BE MOUNTED TO THE EAST BUILDING ELEVATION

    3460 N. Broadway Issued July 16, 2014 Comment
  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    INSTALL 1 NEW TR GFCI OUTLET, UPDATE 4 EXISTING TO TR GFCI OUTLETS, OUTLETS FOR M/W, FRIDGE, RANGE, R & R LIGHT ABOVE SINK, CONNECT D/W & DISCONNECT SWITCH, UNDER CABINET LIGHTING TO EXISTING SWITCH

    3550 N. Lake Shore Dr. Issued July 16, 2014 Comment

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Attempted break-in

At 6:30 pm last night we witness an african-american male red baseball cap w/ goatee slight build, and Caucasian male medium build both early twenties walking west down the first alley north of Janssen and Byron intersection. Guy with baseball cap crouches down by the fence door to 3 unit condo facing Janssen, adjacent to northside of alley. Tries to open gate. It doesn't open easily so he tries to pop it open by leaning his body into it.
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At 6:30 pm last night we witness an african-american male red baseball cap w/ goatee slight build, and Caucasian male medium build both early twenties walking west down the first alley north of Janssen and Byron intersection. Guy with baseball cap crouches down by the fence door to 3 unit condo facing Janssen, adjacent to northside of alley. Tries to open gate. It doesn't open easily so he tries to pop it open by leaning his body into it.
I yell "hey." He looks around then resumes attempt. I yell "Get out of here." He sees me and then takes off running westbound down alley. Called 911, operator was great, and they put some cops on it. Never saw where the Caucasian male went.

The brazen, daylight event during the midst of commuters going back and forth from garages was pretty remarkable. Keep your heads up!

  • On Monday, July 15 at 10 a.m. I observed two males of a similar description on bikes southbound in the alley between Southport and Greenview, north of Irving Park, and then on Cuyler. Their demeanor was off. They were riding slowly and looking at back gates and into back yards. One looked on one side of the alley and the other looked at the other side. I saw their faces too fast to notice more. Police responded, but did not find the riders.

  • Jim, my partner saw these guys on the 700 block of Melrose at around 9:30pm the same day you saw them. She said they were acting strangely and looked like they were casing houses. I told her to call the cops next time.

  • jim

    The guys I saw did seem a bit "out of it" and weren't exactly subtle in their approach. Good idea to always call the police. Agreed.

Jul 14

Updated 6 days ago

Looking for Auto Mechanic

I need to have my transmission fluid flushed. Looking for a *trustworthy* mechanic. Any recommendations? Thanks.

  • ReNae just a resident

    I agree with Craig Tucker. I took my car there and was very happy with the work there.

  • Agree with all the recs for Ashland Tire and Auto. Best guys around! My car crapped out so I'm car-less these days, but I had my piece-of-junk car in there all the time. Totally trust them and never felt like I was being scammed for repairs that weren't needed. I miss them! :)

Jul 16

Updated 6 days ago

LV2 Parking For Wrigley Concerts

And we're about to hit another round of concerts this weekend at Wrigley and yet again expect to have our aldermen do nothing about parking enforcement for the LV2 area yet again.

Please notify your alderman if you see any violations:
Pawar - bill@chicago47.org or info@chicago47.org 773-868-4747 https://twitter.com/Alderman_Pawar
Capelman - Info@james46.org 773-878-4646 https://twitter.com/JamesCappleman
Waguespack - info@ward32.org 773-248-1330 https://twitter.com/ward32chicago

Tunney (who doesn't really care for many reasons) ward44@cityofchicago.org 773.525.6034 https://twitter.com/AldTomTunney

Let them know that ordinance O2013-846 needs to be passed!

  • MayorOf47 W. Lakeview/Roscoe Village

    And the Cubs themselves of course.
    Game day hotline: 866-4-CPD-TOW
    To contact the Cubs about community concerns at other times: 773-404-4175.

  • If you take a look at the night game amendment ordinance SO2013-4079 (https://chicago.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=2531900&GUID=8C948AD7-5029-4072-B78B-D02543AFDB4C), specifically paragraph 8 subsection d, you will see that the Cubs, in this case, are required to abide by the provisions of the neighborhood protections passed in City Council in 2004 (http://docs.chicityclerk.com/journal/2004/feb11_2004/feb11_2004_part3optimize.pdf) and subsequently in 2013 whenever...

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    If you take a look at the night game amendment ordinance SO2013-4079 (https://chicago.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=2531900&GUID=8C948AD7-5029-4072-B78B-D02543AFDB4C), specifically paragraph 8 subsection d, you will see that the Cubs, in this case, are required to abide by the provisions of the neighborhood protections passed in City Council in 2004 (http://docs.chicityclerk.com/journal/2004/feb11_2004/feb11_2004_part3optimize.pdf) and subsequently in 2013 whenever a concert event is held at Wrigley. Those provisions involve, amongst other things, the LV2 parking program.

    Although the ordinance you cite above did not pass City Council, the intent of the ordinance was incorporated into the new night baseball game ordinance. Therefore, LV2 is in force during concert events at Wrigley Field attracting more than 12,500 visitors. You may also notice that this year that the LV2 double yellow signs that list the game dates around the LV2 neighborhoods also read 'Concerts TBD.'

    LV2 should be enforced during the concerts on July 18th and 19th this year. No further legislation is necessary to make this happen.

  • MayorOf47 W. Lakeview/Roscoe Village

    Thanks Jimbo. I've read it in depth and have communicated with Pawar's office my frustration that the Cubs do nothing to enforce it for the last few years - and Schulter before that.
    The signs are there, they're just ignored by parking enforcement and the Cubs as they were last...

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    Thanks Jimbo. I've read it in depth and have communicated with Pawar's office my frustration that the Cubs do nothing to enforce it for the last few years - and Schulter before that.
    The signs are there, they're just ignored by parking enforcement and the Cubs as they were last year when they first included the concert wording.

    I find it frustrating that on the Cubs community newsletter they state:
    "Parking Restrictions for the Show Days:
    Irving Park Road from Ashland Avenue to Clark Street
    Clark Street from Irving Park Road to Roscoe Street
    Racine Avenue (East Side) from Patterson Avenue to Addison Street
    Addison Street from Ashland Avenue to Clark Street "
    It neglects to state that ANY neighborhood parking restrictions are in effect for those dates.

    Regardless, contact your alderman and the Cubs hotline if you have any problems in your neighborhood.

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