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Possible attack?

Last night/early Tuesday morning, around 3:30-4:00, my roommate and I both woke up to screams. They were definitely made by a women, but it was difficult to make out any words; it definitely didn't sound like they were joking around. We looked out our windows but saw nothing and they stopped shortly after. We live very close to the new Whirly Ball on Webster Ave. Did anyone else hear these or know what happened?

  • Kathleen P Bucktown Lady

    Scary. Hope everything was ok. If you hear anything like this again, please call the police. Even if there isn't something to be worried about, the police should check it out.

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Updated 46 hours ago

Elise Doody Jones for 32nd Ward

According to @Aldertrack, Elise Doody Jones is running against Scott Waguespack

https://twitter.com/Aldertrack

  • Joe Lake Facebook, Twitter, Klout, EveryBlock, Yahoo Groups

    Lord, get the 32nd Ward aldermanic candidate the new 32nd Ward map.
    In an email entitled "Democrat Elise Doody-Jones for 32nd Ward," aldermanic candidate." Jones lists her office address as 2020 (#204) N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60647" THE OFFICE IS LOCATED IN THE 1ST WARD.
    FROM DNA ARTICLE OCT. 31, 2014. "... JONES LIVES IN THE 2500 BLOCK OF WEST LYNDALE STREET (1ST WARD)
    IS THE 32N WARD ALDERMANIC CANDIDATE GEOGRAPHICALLY CHALLENGED?

  • Joe Lake Facebook, Twitter, Klout, EveryBlock, Yahoo Groups

    The Power of 121 Votes: The Last Hurrah... [The 2007 32nd Ward Aldermanic Runoff Election]
    http://www.groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/32ndNLA/info

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    DUPLEX SECOND FLOOR AND ATTIC, INSULATE, REPLACE KITCHEN, NEW BATHROOM, REPLACE WINDOWS, NEW DRYWALL, ELECTRICAL, HVAC, PLUMBING FIXTURES,

    2037 N. Damen Ave. Issued December 15, 2014 Comment

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Chicago Condo Resource- Find Answers to your Condo Questions

Chicago Condo Resource is having an offer on their Membership.

I find this website very useful for Condo Owners and specially Board Members when sometimes Management Companies do not have the time to consult on questions they might have.

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Happy Holidays!

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Five New and Updated Restaurant Reviews

2152 N. Damen, Bucktown. 773-862-5555

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1414 N. Milwaukee, Wicker Park. 773-342-1414

1401 N. Ashland, Wicker Park. 773-687-9977

Belden-Stratford, 2300 N. Lincoln Park West, Lincoln Park. 773-868-0002

159 W. Hubbard, River North. 312-595-0800

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Electricity just went out :(

Is anyone else having problems?

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Cat sitter needed

We are in need of a cat sitter for 12/25-12/27 at Damen & Armitage. I saw the previous post but she is booked already so if anyone has a recommendation, please let me know.

  • We have used Home Alone Pet Service for 7 years and Erin is the best. Dependable,great care and she checks the house and brings in our mail

  • I used to use Sharon and she is amazing. I used her for 7 years! Until my cats passed away. I trust her and she was amazing with my very mean kitty - Sharon - I think deep down Addy loved you. :)

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Updated 4 days ago

New Juice Bar in Bucktown! 24 Karrots

Please go visit the 24 Karrots Juice Bar on Armitage just west of Damen. The place is clean and bright, the people are friendly and welcoming and the menu and juices are delicious. Let's support a family owned business and keep the area from looking so empty. I have lived in the area for many years and we need more places like this around. Moms and dads they make homemade ORGANIC baby food too!! I am so glad they are a couple blocks from my house :-)

  • Joselito I write things and people pay me for it.

    I'll have to check it out. I miss the ridiculously awesome juice bar that was on Armitage nearby a few years ago that was doing well but I guess expanded faster than they could sustain (can't remember its name at the moment).

    It's weird that that stretch of Armitage is somewhat anemic to businesses.

  • "Doc's Juice and Smoothie's" wasn't it?

  • Joselito I write things and people pay me for it.

    That was the one. Started in the current Bento Box space then moved to the cursed southeast corner of Armitage / Leavitt. That place was *really* good – I'm still sad they closed. Hopefully this new place will be a worthy replacement.

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Fair Trade Olive Oil & Mediterranean Tapas Tasting

Join us from 4-7 on Tuesday 12/16 at 2031 N. Damen at Chicago Fair Trad's Holiday Pop-Up Shop. Sample olive oils, tapenade, sundried tomato and caper spread, maftoul salad, and complimentary red wine.

Dec 12

Updated 6 days ago

Enormous building being built on Elston

Does anyone know what the enormous building just northwest of damen/fullerton on Elston is going to be?

  • Whirly Ball is on Webster at Lister.

  • The new Whirly Ball complex just opened on Webster between Elston and Damen, just east of the highway. The old one is to be torn down when they divert Elston to break up the tricorner of doom (Fullerton-Damen-Elston)

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  • CICS Bucktown reviewed

    I recently went to pick up my nephew. upon arriving at the office, a secretary noticed that I came in but continued chatting until I called her attention. She gave a look and gave me a fee sheet. Her demeanor was unproffesional and petty. Everytime I asked questions she smirked as though I said something stupid. I asked why it took so long to contact someone. She claimed that they called different numbers many times, with an attitude that showed me i was inconveniencing her. I asked to talk to the principal. someone else there addressed me and when I asked if she was the principal they started laughing.I was so surprised by the behavior that i took it upon myself to talk to the principal. talking to the pricipal i was extremely disapointed and heartbroken when she apologized for me feeling disrespected but she felt the secretery wasn't disrespectful. she told me that she knows for a fact that her staff calls all appropiate people. I told her that the mother was only called once and the father was never called. She kept saying that she knows they do because its their job. I'm floored and felt like I wasted my breath.

    CICS Bucktown (2235 N. Hamilton) Published on GreatSchools December 12, 2014 Comment

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Updated Dec 13

Is Silver Cloud Closed for Good?

There has been a sign on the door (and paper over the windows) saying closed for renovations for 4 months now. No one has been coming or going out of there. I think that the restaurant might be closed for good. Why the pretense of it opening soon, as indicated on the sign on the door? Does anyone know what is going on?

  • Helen R Portage Park resident since 1983

    It has expired, but was still worth what I paid for it. I'll check for the credit. I know they're good about doing that, I just didn't know they were closed.

  • How sad. We started going when they first opened almost, could it possibly be,18 years now. Boy, I'm getting old. Loved the bloody Mary w/the roasted jalapeno stuffed w/the blue cheese (wonder why they stopped that, went great with the grilled shrimp).

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Updated Dec 12

backsplash installer reccomendations?

Hoping some neighbors can reccommend someone to install tile backsplash in our kitchen. If you have a BAD recc i would appreciate you sharing that as well so we can avoid.

Thank you :)

  • I would be interested as well. Also would be good to know if they can buy tiles from Virginia Tile at a good discount.

  • Tigele tile. Did a fantastic job. Bought the tile separately, but they provided grout.

  • kim

    Humberto Guadarrama 773-895-5223 I have used him on many tile projects over the past five years . The guy is amazing, clean and has very good prices. You can get your own tile or have him get it for you.

Dec 12

Community Police Alert Issued For Wicker Park, Humboldt Park, Bucktown

2000 block of West McLean at 12:30 a.m. Sunday;

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1500 block of North Oakley at 8:15 p.m. Monday;

1500 block of North St. Louis at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday; and 

2600 block of North Fairfield at 6:40 p.m. Tuesday.

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Updated Dec 12

Police warn of strong-arm robberies in Bucktown, Wicker Park, Humboldt Park

...ground and beaten before their belongings were stolen.The robberies happened at the following locations: 2000 block of West McLean at 12:30 a.m. Sunday; 1500 block of North Oakley at 8:15 p...

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...at the following locations: 2000 block of West McLean at 12:30 a.m. Sunday; 1500 block of North Oakley at 8:15 p.m. Monday; 1500 block of North St. Louis at 2:30...

...30 a.m. Sunday; 1500 block of North Oakley at 8:15 p.m. Monday; 1500 block of North St. Louis at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday; and 2600 block of North Fairfield at 6:40...

...m. Monday; 1500 block of North St. Louis at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday; and 2600 block of North Fairfield at 6:40 p.m. Tuesday.No arrests have been made...

  • Mark (on Huron) (Happy neighbor, Official candidate, IL. St. Rep)

    And I was burglarized in the 2300 Block of W Huron on DEC 04 @ about 1:00PM

Dec 12

Recognize These Folks?

Biannual publication AREA Chicago is holding a fundraiser at Danny's Tavern, 1951 W. Dickens, tonight from 10pm to 2am. It's free to get in, but 25 percent of the bar proceeds will go to AREA -- so drink up!

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The Reader moves out of its longtime offices at 11 E. Illinois today, heading for the Sun-Times Building a few blocks away. The paper's staff has been blogging about the process all week.

...have cool stuff to peruse. Send five copies of your zine to the theater at 5153 N. Ashland, 60640, and bring free joy (and, of course, your unique perspective on the world) to...

In a stark take on the remaining public housing near Halsted and Division, the New York Times says, "the Plan for Transformation, a national model in its scope and original ambition, is off schedule and in need of more money."

...Hawe; original music from Cepia, Sienna, and Detalles; and more. Released as part of the 2005 May 1st Reboot and CSS Reboot, the launch party for the new volume takes place Tuesday...

PISTIL Magazine will celebrate the release of its fifth issue, "Idol," at the Hothouse, 31 E. Balbo, with a gallery exhibit and silent auction benefiting the American Red Cross. Featured artists include...

...work must not be previously published. Entries go to Chicago Literary Awards, Another Chicago Magazine, 3709 N. Kenmore, Chicago, 60613...

THE2NDHAND celebrates the release of its 15th issue, "LE2EMEMAIN," tonight at Skylark, 2149 S. Halsted, tonight (Sunday). Editors Todd Dills and Jeb Gleason-Allured are joined by Joe Meno and...

City Newsstand, 4018 N. Cicero in Chicago, and Chicago-Main Newsstand, 380 N. Chicago in Evanston, are great resources for hard-to-find magazines and newspapers, but little did you know they also have a pretty good website. Check out their Top Tabloid Headlines of 2003 -- FEBRUARY TO BE CANCELED!

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...Ave.), plus an open house at Women and Children First (November 8, 1-2 pm, 5233 N. Clark). Sponsored by Chicago NOW...

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Updated Dec 12

Friendly reminder - drive carefully!

Hey neighbors. Now that it is dark around rush hour, be extra careful as you roll through those stop signs! As it was dark and rainy this week and we are all wearing our dark coats, twice I was almost hit by cars that did not slow down or stop. At Hoyne and W McLean - cars just roll through this stop sign and don't see those of us walking home.

Be careful out there!

  • G

    I don't know how many times I've seen bikers with no reflective clothing or reflectors on their bikes.

  • How about a block west on Leavitt? Drivers don't seem to notice what's around them when they hit the gas to try to get the green light at Armitage. I've seen cars going well over 30 and blow two stop signs in front of an elementary school.

    Has anyone ever tried to get a speed bump here? There are speed bumps west of Holstein Park close to Western, I'm sure those resulted from similar conditions.

Dec 11

Community Alert - Robberies in 14th District

Bureau of Detectives – Area North

Community Alert

Robberies

14th District (Shakespeare)

About the Crime:

This alert addresses Strong Arm Robberies that have occurred in the 014th District.

In these robberies, victims are knocked down to the street from behind, beaten, and

have their property taken.

Incident times and locations:

• 2000 block of W. McLean on December 7, 2014 at 12:30 am.

• 1500 block of N. Oakley on December 8, 2014 at 8:15 pm.

• 1500 block of...

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Bureau of Detectives – Area North

Community Alert

Robberies

14th District (Shakespeare)

About the Crime:

This alert addresses Strong Arm Robberies that have occurred in the 014th District.

In these robberies, victims are knocked down to the street from behind, beaten, and

have their property taken.

Incident times and locations:

• 2000 block of W. McLean on December 7, 2014 at 12:30 am.

• 1500 block of N. Oakley on December 8, 2014 at 8:15 pm.

• 1500 block of N. St. Louis on December 9, 2014 at 2:30 am.

• 2600 block of N. Fairfield on December 9, 2014 at 6:40 pm.

Offender's Description

• The offenders are male blacks and male hispanics. The male black offenders are

described as being between the ages of 18 to 20. The male hispanic offenders

are described as being between the ages of 18 – 25, approximately 5'5" 120 lbs

and wearing all black clothing.

What you can do:

• Be aware of your surroundings.

• Report any suspicious people or vehicles in the area.

• Call 911 immediately and provide a detailed description of the offender(s)

including any vehicle description and license plate information.

If you have any information Contact the Bureau of Detectives – Area North

(312) 744-8263

HX-533357, HX-535112, HX-536329, HX-535321

Alert #P14-N-219(CA)

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Updated Dec 11

Does anyone have any moving boxes in Logan Square or Bucktown?

Hi neighbors. I'm in the need of some moving boxes please, I'm packing up a 1 bedroom apartment.

Any help appreciated!

  • I have some boxes here in my office near Armitage and Ashland, but they are not "moving boxes". There are a variety of sizes, mostly large. Let me know if you are interested before they go out to the dumpsters.

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Do Damen Avenue - Special Discounts, Food, Drink and More

Wicker Park and Bucktown businesses on Damen Avenue from North Avenue (1600 N. Damen Avenue) to Dickens (2100 N. Damen Avenue) are hosting a very special shopping event. On Thursday December 11th from 5pm -8pm you can enjoy big sales, food, drink and more. One night only.

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Wicker Park and Bucktown businesses on Damen Avenue from North Avenue (1600 N. Damen Avenue) to Dickens (2100 N. Damen Avenue) are hosting a very special shopping event. On Thursday December 11th from 5pm -8pm you can enjoy big sales, food, drink and more. One night only.

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Updated Dec 10

Design/build firms?

does anyone have favorable or unfavorable opinions about full service design/build firms, we wanted to make basement habitable, can anyone share costs?

  • Jon Hiatt, RA LEED GA Architect in Old Town

    Tess,
    I will first off reveal that I am an architect and I am not part of design-build firm.

    A design-build firm can be a great experience with great outcomes, but if you are looking at using a design-build, please be aware of some of issues that this business arrangement...

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    Tess,
    I will first off reveal that I am an architect and I am not part of design-build firm.

    A design-build firm can be a great experience with great outcomes, but if you are looking at using a design-build, please be aware of some of issues that this business arrangement sets forth. As the client you are going to be the only agent with your interest in mind overseeing the work unless you hire a separate consultant such as a third party architect or construction manager. The design-build firm inherently has a conflict of interest in that if an issue arises they have a number of ways to resolve it that my or may not have your interest in mind, but be assured they will always have their interest in mind. A good credible design-build firm will do good quality work, stay reasonably within your budget, and involve you in the process, but a bad one will just keep finding ways to make more corrections that were never designed or resolved up front and to make more profit.

    I believe planning and oversight is beneficial. The typical long used approach of architect & GC as separate entities provides these and contrary to popular belief, the client does not have to bid the project. A project designed by an architect can be built by a contractor of the client's choice. This contractor can be vetted by you, can be a consultant during design, and can have a great relationship with you and your architect.

    If you do go with the design-build firm, please vet them. Ask for proof of insurance (this is a big one, insurance for design-build can be expensive and difficult to obtain), have a lawyer review the contracts, and stay involved or hire someone that will for you.

    If you want to go with an architect and find a GC, feel free to contact me through my business, Hydrant Studio Architects, Designers, & Home Inspection located in Old Town at (312)945-6208. We will meet for a free consultation meeting with no obligation.

    Regards,
    Jon Hiatt RA, LEED GA

  • thanks all, will follow up after the holidays!

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