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$20 to rake the yard?

Has anyone had a guy ring the doorbell to offer to rake your yard for $20? I think he's been around before to shovel the sidewalk in the winter. Sounds like a good deal but I'm cautious. Any insight?

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Halfway Homes in Bucktown, West Town Spur Neighbors' Lawsuits

The other suit, which focuses on the Bucktown "Winchester House" at 2128 N. Winchester St., alleges that after the home opened, cigarette butts were flicked at neighbors' dogs. The dogs also were verbally harassed, the document alleges.

Few 911 calls have been made to the 2100 block of North Winchester Street recently, police said.

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One suit, which centers on the West Town halfway house at 530 N. Marshfield Ave., alleges the home's opening in February "has directly caused" theft, emergency intervention for drug-related problems, traffic, noise, loitering and harassment.

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR REMODEL OF SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCE LOCATED AT 2023 N WOLCOTT AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL. WORK TO BE LIMITED TO THE INTERIOR OF THE BUILDING ONLY. NO WORK TO BE PERFORMED TO THE EXTERIOR EXCEPT FOR MINOR REPAIR AND/OR REPLACEMENT OF SEALANTS, PAINT, ETC.PROPOSED WORK WILL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING AS FURTHER DESCRIBED AND SHOWN WITHIN THE DRAWINGS ATTACHED:REPLACEMENT OF EXISTING KITCHEN CABINETS, COUNTERS, APPLIANCES AND PLUMBING FIXTURES (NO CHANGE TO PLUMBING FIXTURE COUNT AND ELECTRIC LOADS).RECONFIGERATION OF MASTER BATH & WALK-IN CLOSET, INCLUDING REPLACEMENT OF BATHROOM FIXTURES AND TILE.ADDITION OF CLOSET IN FRONT SECOND FLOOR BEDROOM.ADDITION OF PARTITION WALL TO ENCLOSE SECOND FLOOR LOFT.ADDITION OF FRONT ENTRY COAT CLOSET.RELOCATION OF BASEMENT LAUNDRY ROOM TO SECOND FLOOR.REFINISHING OF FIRST & SECOND FLOOR HARDWOOD FLOORING. NOTE: NO CHANGE TO EXISTING PLUMBING FIXTURE COUNT AND ELECTRIC LOADS. OWNER WILL BE PROJECT GENERAL CONTRACTOR.

    2023 N. Wolcott Ave. Issued April 16, 2014 Comment

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Buses on Western Ave between wabansia and milwaukee

Can someone tell me whats going on with all these buses? They shut down parking on the east side of western ave and there have been the extended buses lined up there for a week or so. Are they learning new routes or is this something that is going to last into the summer?

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  • CICS Bucktown reviewed by a parent

    My children attended this School. My children got abused here,Yelled at the teachers, And my childrens grades was falling apart.

    CICS Bucktown (2235 N. Hamilton) Published on GreatSchools April 15, 2014

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  • I have esurance sweety , and they do know about my ride sharing , Lyft and uber extended their coverage as I understand to the drivers and passengers just recently

  • I think it's stupid because we have all that already , we have ourselves and passengers covered and also anything that happens in the whole accident is covered .... They are trying to regulate us but our rideshare provider is one step ahead of the game already ... These cab...

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    I think it's stupid because we have all that already , we have ourselves and passengers covered and also anything that happens in the whole accident is covered .... They are trying to regulate us but our rideshare provider is one step ahead of the game already ... These cab drivers and their medallion holders are kicking and screaming like babies because they want it their way. They say we are taking away money from their business , but in reality ride sharing is much more organized and pleasant for the passenger . It's freedom of choice the consumer should have the option to pick who they would like to ride with we are just out here making a pretty buck just like them except we don't have the option to be flagged down in our downtime. They do have good perks but they don't look at what advantages they have , their just looking to clear out the playing field :(

Feb 06 2013

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Fabric Dyeing Service

By chance, does anyone know of a fabric dyeing service in Chicago? I have a couple of cotton futon covers that I would like to have dyed and do not want to deal with the mess in my washer. Thanks.

  • Hello - wondering if you ever received a reco for fabric dyeing in Chicago? I'm wanting get two (cotton blend) jackets dyed for Spring/ Summer and would love a local vendor. Thanks!

  • BaR artist & longtime resident

    Marisa,

    No, I didn't come across any sources for this. Found a few online but were expensive and you have to send the items to them. My original request item is no longer needed but should you hear of a local source, I would love to know about it. Thanks, Barbara

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Car Break-ins at the Logan Square XSport

My car was broken into today at approximately 11:30 a.m. while parked on the 4th floor in the gym's parking garage. 2 other vehicles also had their passenger side windows busted out. Please be extra cautious if you park your car in that garage!

  • That really sucks. I go to that gym all the time. What were they trying to get? I hope they aren't breaking into cars for loose change.

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  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    DEMO AND TEMP. WIRING.

    2048 W. Webster Ave. Issued April 11, 2014 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    RESIDENTIAL 2 1/2 BRICK BUILDING - REPLACE 2 EXISTING REAR ENCLOSED PORCHES WITH NEW OPEN WOOD PORCHES SAME SIZE AND LOCATION. THIS PERMIT COVERS THE ADDRESS OF 2144 W. SHARESPEARE, LARGE CORNER BUILDING. PIN NUMBER ONLY INDICATES THE WEBSTER ADDRESS.

    2145 W. Webster Ave. Issued April 11, 2014 Comment

5 days ago

Looking for apt/roommates in Bucktown

I am a 20-something looking for an affordable apartment in Bucktown. Ideally, not looking to spend more than $800 on rent. Also, hoping to find some cool roommates to keep the cost of living down and meet some new people.

My only requirements for an apartment are: close to the eL, available May 1st, not a garden unit and hopefully hard wood floors.

Please contact me if you are also looking for a roommate in Bucktown or if you know of a nice apartment available May 1st.

Thanks!

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  • 4 stars out of 5: Virtu on Yelp

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  • Permit issued for new construction

    ERECT NEW 4 STORY MASONRY COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL BUILDING WITH 1ST FLOOR INTERIOR GARAGE, 3 DWELLING UNITS 2ND THRU 4TH FLOORS AND 1 COMMERCIAL UNIT ON 1ST FLOOR, TYPE 3B CONSTRUCTION AS PER PLANS ( 2040-2042 N DAMEN AVE ) **Certified Plan Corrections Project - Conditional Permit: Subject to field inspections **

    2040 N. Damen Ave. Issued April 8, 2014 Comment

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Bucktown ISPs

Hi, I'll be moving to Bucktown this month, and I wondered what my options were for internet service providers. I currently have RCN, but it looks like Bucktown is out of their coverage area. Does anyone have any recommendations (or horror stories) for other ISPs? Thanks.

  • Victoria Artist and Muscian

    I was the one that posted the Horrible service Post about Comcast. It is now all fixed, but I took writing the CEO to get anything to happen. Unfortunatley you have limited options here.

  • thedom Chicagoan

    Comcast is the only game but make sure you are using the newer modem EXCEPT for the part where they are using it for local shared WiFi.

Apr 08

Bacon lovers rejoice: BaconFest hits Chicago

2118 North Damen Avenue

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Does your dog need a dog walker?

I live around Webster and Damen and have some free time until the beginning of April. Please email me if you need my services. I have a dog of my own and have dog sat before. I charge $12/walk up to one hour in duration. My email is kayteebole@gmail.com

  • Yes you can. A basic navigation of the site would have been more beneficial to you than being rude to your neighbors all this time, fyi.

  • Michael Bucktown Resident

    JJ85.

    Thank you for the info.

    Kisses,
    Mike

Apr 08

A cuddly, huggable little Willis Tower

Virtu: After 13 years of selling jewelry and artisanal wares at 2034 N. Damen Ave. in Wicker Park, this shop is moving to a larger space across the street, at...

...in Wicker Park, this shop is moving to a larger space across the street, at 2035 N. Damen. According to Virtu's Facebook page, the new space is expected to open on April...

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Stop light at Damen and Wabansia?

Is it time for a stop light at Damen and Wabansia?
I'm not sure what the requirements are, but it is always awkwardly clogged. Thoughts? 15 seconds for Wabansia, 45 seconds for Damen?

I realize there are other considerations... traffic flow as one approaches North Ave.

  • It used to be a 2-way stop on Wabansia.

    The real reason it is a 4-way, is to prevent the SB traffic queue (from the light at North ave) from gridlocking Wabansia.
    Wabansia is the only cross street between North and Armitage that crosses Damen in a straight line. This...

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    It used to be a 2-way stop on Wabansia.

    The real reason it is a 4-way, is to prevent the SB traffic queue (from the light at North ave) from gridlocking Wabansia.
    Wabansia is the only cross street between North and Armitage that crosses Damen in a straight line. This is an important consideration for emergency vehicles.

    The problem with a normal stop light, is that now it would risk the NB queue from this light, gridlocking North and Milwaukee. (only 1 block away)

    A flashing 4-way red with a crossing button might work, but I do not know if I have ever seen such a configuration in the city.

  • Steve J -A Chicago original since 1968-

    Another horrible blunder by the geniuses at CDOT.

    I would have put in 4 of these: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR2q_oEVe9Q

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