4 hours ago

Brown Elephant space (Halsted/Waveland)

All the For Rent signs are down and there is new paper covering on the windows. Anyone know anything about what is going in the space?

26 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Possible injured Cat (Sunny) Barry/Lakewood/ Nelson/ Racine

We're searching for one of our feral cats that is possibly injured in the neighborhood. He was last seen on Barry, west of Racine, and evaded our attempt to capture him. He's a medium sized gray cat with his winter coat, so he's quite furry. He's more skittish than friendly, as he a member of our working cat community hosted at 1232 Nelson. Please post any sightings to this thread as we're concerned for his wellbeing.
I also apologize if we caused any concern with flash lights shining in yards and side through ways. Thank you for your concerns - Tim

Jan 12

Updated 5 hours ago

Need a plow

My alley (between Addison and Eddy) is a tank trap when there's deep snow--last winter I got stuck three times and had to be pushed out by helpful neighbors. (Thanks, guys!) When the snow gets packed down the alley becomes two ruts where wheels run with a ridge in the middle where cars' undercarriages have leveled and compacted the snow. Last year this froze like a rock and couldn't be moved, even with an ice chopper.
Tonight I had to...

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My alley (between Addison and Eddy) is a tank trap when there's deep snow--last winter I got stuck three times and had to be pushed out by helpful neighbors. (Thanks, guys!) When the snow gets packed down the alley becomes two ruts where wheels run with a ridge in the middle where cars' undercarriages have leveled and compacted the snow. Last year this froze like a rock and couldn't be moved, even with an ice chopper.
Tonight I had to help a neighbor who had got stuck trying to leave his garage and cross the ruts and the ridge. I'm way too old for this kind of stunt.
What we need is a snowplow to break up the ridge and clear the alley. Does anyone know someone who has a Jeep or truck with a snowplow who we could hire to plow the alley? I'm hoping some of my neighbors would chip in to help pay for this.
It's obnoxious to have to worry every time I leave or return to my garage. Thanks for your help.

  • Hey there. I have a snow plow. I can offer you a great price give me a call or text (224)246-6762 Jose

  • Dusan Affinity Salon & Spa owner

    I can help you with some heavy duty truck over there. My snow removal company do condos and alleys in Lakeview and Lincoln park. So call me on the cell 7736551220.

  • Anita W. in Wrigleyville 30-year resident

    Thanks, I'll make note of these numbers. We've been lucky this winter but anything could happen!

Dec 12 2011

Updated 6 hours ago

Does Uptown Need a Hacker Space?

This is an question posted in the Ravenswood EveryBlock posted as a neighbor message by Pete F.

Except for a story I heard about this on NPR it is a new concept to me but sounds like a great idea and maybe something that could work in Uptown with the right neighbors on board..

Every "hacker space" develops its own character and culture,it would be interesting to see what ours would look like in Uptown, we have some talented and...

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This is an question posted in the Ravenswood EveryBlock posted as a neighbor message by Pete F.

Except for a story I heard about this on NPR it is a new concept to me but sounds like a great idea and maybe something that could work in Uptown with the right neighbors on board..

Every "hacker space" develops its own character and culture,it would be interesting to see what ours would look like in Uptown, we have some talented and creative people with all sorts of skills for sure.

Here is a link to the EveryBlock post which inspired this post:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/sep16-does-ravenswood-need-a-hacker-space-4265613/#comment-68582

And here is a link to a hacker space on Elston Av. that is up and running:

http://pumpingstationone.org/

The name "hacker space" can be a bit misleading at first sight, at least it was for me as its something I associated with nefarious cyber behaviors. Thankfully it is not.

So please have a look and share any comments and/or ideas about bringing this idea to Uptown.

  • Littleton Artist/Uptown/Chicago

    Thanks Seth! I might be free on Tuesday but either way we should talk about it and see what can be done. I would like to see what space within the church you have in mind, would tool use and such be appropriate?

    Peoples Church is an awesome building, and great public transportation links. Here is a link to a picture of it...magnificent!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimfrazier/3314558227/

    I am going to cut-n-paste this over to the Ravenswood post....

    Merry Christmas!

  • There is http://www.edgewaterworkbench.com/ at 1130 W Thorndale.

    If anyone is curious about Pumping Station: One, there are open house nights every Tuesday at 8 pm, and events that are often open to non-members posted on the web site, http://pumpingstationone.org/events/

3 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

"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 Teamharman. If people would just keep their phones out of sight AND stay vigilant if not downright paranoid, I daresay we'd have far fewer muggings. The idiotic behavior I see with smartphones is mind-boggling.

  • loraine t washington 5 yr. resident

    And when the cops kill one of them everyone wants to raise sand.

4 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

  • Any news agencies such as yours conducting their own?

  • Noel Montenegro Photojournalist for NBC News

    I cant speak for the other stations. I dont think we are. We dont have access to the legal tools to find out what people are really concerned about. Mainly if the owner of the building is the owner and installer of the recording equipment. And if the owner of the building has anymore recording equipment in use in any illegal way. That would require warrants for search. Police have to do their due diligence and burn some good old fashion shoe leather.

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  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    WORK TO BE DONE IN UNIT # 101 ONLY. RE-ROUGH KITCHEN WASTE PROPERLY. PATCH & REPAIR DRYWALL. PERMIT TO ADDRESS ALL PLUMBING VIOLATIONS.

    525 W. Aldine Ave. Issued January 22, 2015 Comment

3 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Traffic light coming to Clark and School?

I drove through N. Clark and W. School tonight.

There's a new traffic light and pole there. It's not operating.

Anyone have any additional details?

I've driven through this intersection countless times. I noticed drivers don't always stop and go and yield in the correct order with other drivers who have been waiting. I figured it had something to do with the two streets not intersecting at a perfect 90 degrees. Somehow it is distracts or confuses us.

But, I never considered it enough of an issue to install a light.

Have there been a high number of accidents there? Or is this something to help with Wrigley Field traffic?

  • @CHP025

    Amen to that, just so long as they aren't followed by a red left arrow. I freaking hate those. I just love being nannied and told that I'm not responsible enough to judge when it is safe to execute a left hand turn.

  • @chp

    I wish i could thank you a thousand times for that

    Spot on!

    Id be happy with just a left turn lane in most places!

Jan 17

Updated 25 hours ago

Change Coming to 44th Ward?

...maybe, maybe not, it will be for the voters to decide. But for the first time in several election cycles there are challengers to the incumbent in next month's election for 44th Ward Alderman. Come learn about the candidates and ask questions next week:

1. Monday, January 19 at 7pm at the next Southport Neighbors Association meeting. It will be at the Mercury Theater.
http://www.southportneighbors.com/meeting.html

2. Wednesday, January 21 at 6pm at the Hawthorne Neighbors Meeting. It will be at the Annoyance Theater
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hawthorne-Neighbors/589776931051310

Here's a chance to find out where the candidates stand on issues important to the community and ask questions.

  • Robert Rohdenburg Affordable Housing Activist for ONE Northside

    A Google search of news stories on "Tunney" and "election" or "re-election" found no stories which mentioned him contemplating, thinking about, considering, or deciding on not running for re-election. Even if he though about it, I doubt that he would say it to a reporter. After Mayor Daley decided non-to run for re-election, their was story mention about a possible Tunney bid for election as Mayor of Chicago. If he had decided to run for mayor, he could campaign while still being 44th Ward Alderman.

  • Robert Rohdenburg Affordable Housing Activist for ONE Northside

    There is a possibility that the "The Alderman was not invited to the forum" was a cover story for being busy doing something else that his chief of staff did not want to specify, but the appropriate and acceptable answer then would have been "The Alderman had a prior commitment that he couldn't break or change."

36 hours ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Windshield wiper blades stolen overnight

To my surprise, as I turned on my windshield wipers this morning to clean off the salty, dirty muck on my windshield, I was greeted by the scratching of the metal blade holders against my car. Apparently, someone stole the blades off of both of my wipers overnight. Not sure if this is some sort of bad joke or gang initiation, but wanted to get the word out.

Anyone else have this happen lately?

  • Dan Edgewater Resident

    The same thing happened to someone I know near Clark & Bryn Mawr within the past three days

37 hours ago

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2 days ago

Updated 37 hours ago

It's a beautiful day

I love how our neighbors lol out for eachother ....

  • Nora H 11year Lakeview resident, member ELVN.

    Do you have a nice story to tell?

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Dec 29

Updated 45 hours ago

Handyman?

Have any good reccos on a local handyman?

  • Justin long Names justin, I'm handy man. Live in Rogers park

    Hey there I currently work for a good handy man. Were local and were are available . 312-315-9430 ask for justin

  • Ravens Yes.I can fix that.

    Buenos tardes Benevides. I'm sure I can help. Have tools & time. Call me. Phone # 312-890-7558

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Homeless Man Sleeping in Apt. Lobby

I was leaving for work this morning and there was someone sleeping in the opening door area of my apartment complex. So the area right before you could be buzzed in to the actual complex. He could easily follow in behind someone living there and be walking throughout the complex. Being a girl living alone in the city, I don't want to call the cops but this makes me super uncomfortable. Not sure the protocol on asking a homeless man to leave your apartment building...

  • I meant it as I don't want to over react but I kind of am because i am a girl living alone in the city...bad wording...SORRRRY!!!

  • Call your management company too.

2 days ago

2 days ago

Going gluten-free getting easier in America’s breadbasket

Children and adults learn about gluten free diet at Lakeview's only gluten-free restaurant, Bountiful Eatery located at 3312 N. Broadway.

Jan 14

Updated 2 days ago

Is The Houndry (dog daycare & boarding) still open? Moved?

We are frequent (though not so much in the last 2 months) customers of The Houndry for day care and sometimes boarding for our pup.I'm trying to schedule a daycare session this week and cannot get a hold of anyone at the office (no ring, just voicemail) and cannot find updates anywhere about whether there is something going on more than a temporary issue with their phone line. Any info is greatly appreciated! Totally in the dark and a bit worried since we had purchased some packages there and never got news from them that they were closing or officially moving.

  • So I just went by the Houndry and still no sign in the door but clearly they are packing up. I walked down Broadway near Dakin too and looked in the buildings for lease but I don't see any activity in them... If they are reopening over there it doesn't seem like it will be all that soon. Fingers crossed.

  • Thanks for the update, Kami! No new information on my end but let me know if you hear anything. Today I called the Houndry's follow up number that had been posted on the door and someone, I think, picked up and then hung up. So now sure what that's about but...weird.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

police chase ending on surf and sheridan

Does anyone know any details? A bunch of police suv's chased a silver suv down/up sheridan road, that ultimately crashed into the hydrant on surf street going the wrong way. Two people in the car were arrested. Looked pretty serious.

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