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Time to plant parkway trees

Fall is the best time to plant trees. Home Depot on Elston has all their trees half price. I picked up a 12 foot red maple shade tree and they only charged me $8 so that might have been 75% off. The lady working the garden center said this is the time Home Depot needs to get rid of their tree stock. Don't mean to sound like an ad for Home Depot but I didn't go there to buy a tree but ended up with one. The root balls are small so digging a hole for it should be simple. No need to deal with the city either.

  • Don't forget "right tree, right place!" A tree planted in the wrong area for the type of tree species could have bad consequences for the tree's life and the surrounding area. That being said, we can never have enough trees and this seems like a great deal!

  • mwalcheske Enthusiast

    Bought 4 evergreens from Home Depot a few years back and all 4 died quickly. I returned them, got my $ back, bought 4 more of the same varietal from a local garden shop, and today all 4 are healthy and thriving. I learned my lesson. I tried to save $ by getting my trees at Home Depot, but it didn't work out. I've heard others say the same thing about buying their trees from them as well. Just food for thought.

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Sep 21

Updated 29 hours ago

Eddie is lost! Please Help!

Lost in Chicago - Bucktown area (Cook County)
Eddie is LOST! PLEASE HELP! REWARD$$$
last seen on intersection of North ave and Leavitt -Bucktown. Eddie is very friendly boy - he is all tummy rubs and head butts.
If you're in the neighborhood please help us look for him. otherwise please share

  • 708-218-4501

  • Hey. I saw him Tues. He's a big kitty, right? I saw him sitting on the railing near the picnic area at Cortland and Damen. Right outside that juice bar. It was about eight o'clock at night. Sorry I couldn't be more help, but figured you'd like to know he's still out there, and not very far away. I'll keep an eye out, for sure.

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Small Business Saturday Networking & Pop-Up Shop

Meet area businesses, neighborhood leaders, patronize local artisans, network with fellow entrepreneurs, dine and drink! Register at http://smallbizsatpopupshop.eventbrite.com.

Location: Free Range Office, 2141 W. North Ave., 2nd Fl., Chicago
Date: November 29, 2014
Time: 12pm - 5pm
Cost: Free to attend; Fee for vendors.

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  • CICS Bucktown reviewed by a parent

    When my daughter first attended this school in kindergarten, the school, teachers and staff were great. Now that she has entered the 6th grade, I fear that the school has slowly gone downhill. Some of the middle school teachers are too lenient, allowing the students to take over the classroom and interrupt learning. Children are being accepted from different parts of the city, majority of the students are wild, untamable and ghetto. I guess you can expect this entering middle school in a Chicago Charter (public) School, but the parents and families don't set a good example either (they're just as ghetto as their children). This is going to be my child's last year here...hoping I can still save her from the bad influence from my fellow minorities.

    CICS Bucktown (2235 N. Hamilton) Published on GreatSchools October 23, 2014

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Garage Sale Questions

Hi all.

Has anyone had a garage sale recently? I heard that posting signs anywhere except on your own property is a no-no and that you need to have a permit. Is this correct?

Suz

  • RaleighsMa Not fauxraged.

    My then-neighbors actually had theirs checked this year or last, I can't remember which. They have them alot. It only took them a few minutes to walk over to the alderman's office to get the permit. Although, I do remember them telling me after the first time how surprised they...

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    My then-neighbors actually had theirs checked this year or last, I can't remember which. They have them alot. It only took them a few minutes to walk over to the alderman's office to get the permit. Although, I do remember them telling me after the first time how surprised they were at how rude the staff was there. The staff made a point of indicating the person that would check for it and the guy said something kind of rude/threatening to them -- as threatening as garage sale permits can get, I suppose. But, that's Rey Colon's office. Hopefully, you don't have to deal with them.

  • Many thanks for all your help. We were able get our permit today--same day service! I was a skeptic on the quick turnaround suggested in these comments. I am glad I was proved wrong.

    So! Garage sale. This Saturday near the corner of Leavitt and Charleston. See you there?

2 days ago

What Time is Lunch?

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!

...6, 7:30 pm, 1350 N. Wells) and Quimby's (November 8, 8:00 pm, 1854 North Ave.), plus an open house at Women and Children First (November 8, 1-2 pm, 5233...

...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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  • 5 stars out of 5: LA Tan on Yelp

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McKinney Leaves the Sun-Times

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!

...6, 7:30 pm, 1350 N. Wells) and Quimby's (November 8, 8:00 pm, 1854 North Ave.), plus an open house at Women and Children First (November 8, 1-2 pm, 5233...

...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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  • Permit issued for new construction

    NEW TWO STORY FRAME SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE WITH BASEMENT, PENTHOUSE & ROOF DECK AND TWO CAR GARAGE WITH DECK, 6' x 11' MASONRY FENCE AT REAR PER PLANS. **SELF CERT CONDITIONAL PERMIT: SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS & AUDIT **

    2029 N. Hoyne Ave. Issued October 20, 2014 Comment
  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    120/240V 1 PHASE 3 WIRE 1 METER 100 AMP SERVICE REPAIR OUTLETS SWITCHES AND LIGHTS

    2158 N. Damen Ave. Issued October 20, 2014 Comment

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Gunshots or Fireworks - Damen/St. Paul?

Did anyone else hear what sounded like gunshots at 3:00am this morning (10/21) around Damen/St.Paul? I heard about 5-6 loud pops. Could have been fireworks as well. Just curious.

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Trib Empire Grows at S-T's Expense

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!

...6, 7:30 pm, 1350 N. Wells) and Quimby's (November 8, 8:00 pm, 1854 North Ave.), plus an open house at Women and Children First (November 8, 1-2 pm, 5233...

...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 4 days ago

Lock you tires!

I recently had my spare tire stolen off my Jeep Wrangler. I did not have it locked as I bought it new and didn't think twice of it. This was me not thinking. I replaced my spare and bought locks and a tire cover. I have found my cover pulled back twice already when going back to it in am. Neighbors be aware.

  • You might also want to consider a catalytic converter lock as Jeeps are favored among thieves due to the ease of access. Trust me, I know and a $2,000 repair bill is sure fire way to ruin your day.

  • If you have a Wrangler, it is easy to get into the hood also. I got a lock installed on mine that uses the ignition key to open it. There were several times that I found the hood latches undone on mine, but they couldn't get in. Just a thought.

  • My husband's was stolen yesterday off his jeep liberty. His was locked and had a cover on it.

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Lost Keys (Wicker Park/Bucktown)

I seem to have lost my keys sometime between Thursday eve and Saturday. There are 4(?) keys on the ring - a Saab remote key, 2 bike lock keys and a locker key. Most likely lost in the Wicker Park/Bucktown area - maybe near Erhler or Holstein Parks.

Thanks.

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6 Openings and Closings on Wicker Park's Division Street

...date for opening Wicker Park's newest Mediterranean spot is within the next 30 days. 2014 N. Damen Avenue (Division at Damen...

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Bento Cafe - a permit has been pulled and work is underway for this new restaurant/eatery heading for 2125 W. Division Street. We're loving the idea of a Japanese restaurant West of Damen on Divison.

...Park's newest Mediterranean spot is within the next 30 days. 2014 N. Damen Avenue (Division at Damen...

...think potato pancakes and corned beef hash), Delish closed their doors in late Summer at 2018 W. Division Street. The owner (who also owns Picante and Authentaco in Wicker Park) said they are currently...

Fame -  Opened just over 1 year, Fame closed quietly this Summer at 2015 W. Division Street directly next door to Takito Kitchen. A new restaurant and bar is in the works. Details to follow on the concept but they're targeting a January 2015 opening.

Mr. Kite's Chocolate Shop - Mr. Kite's Chocolate Shop is relocating from the Gold Coast to 2127 W. Division Street and they're bringing Granny Smith Caramel Apples "as big as your head" with them. Construction is well underway and Mr. Kite's is targeting a Fall opening in Wicker Park.

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Best of the City

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!

...6, 7:30 pm, 1350 N. Wells) and Quimby's (November 8, 8:00 pm, 1854 North Ave.), plus an open house at Women and Children First (November 8, 1-2 pm, 5233...

...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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Opining Again

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!

This article has 10 other Chicago locations (Show)

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!

...6, 7:30 pm, 1350 N. Wells) and Quimby's (November 8, 8:00 pm, 1854 North Ave.), plus an open house at Women and Children First (November 8, 1-2 pm, 5233...

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

5 days ago

Voting

Bucktown library is open for early voting. No lines at all.

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Updated 5 days ago

EDDIE IS LOST!

Lost in Chicago - Bucktown area (Cook County)
Eddie is LOST! PLEASE HELP! REWARD$$$
last seen on intersection of North ave and Leavitt -Bucktown. Eddie is very friendly boy - he is all tummy rubs and head butts.

Eddie was seen in the area of Ellen and Wolcot. does anyone live there? I need a yard I could place a camera in too see if he is coming around and at what time.

  • Great looking cat. I live nearby Will keep an eye out for him. He shouldn't have gone too far.

  • You might try to borrow a humane trap, Tree House on Ashland Ave. loans them out.

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Oct 17

Updated Oct 18

Flock of Raptors. Please watch your little dogs.

I stopped counting at 15. Anyone else see this. I'm in Roscoe Village and the flock was floating south.

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Volunteers and Board Members Needed

Latin male immigrant not-for-profit. Logan Square (N. Kedzie)and Avondale (N. Francisco).
Eight Board meeetings per year. Direct Service Org. Computer savvy volunteer up to 8 hours per week. Reply by phone 312-343-0804 or 773-227-5549 9:00 am - 6:00 pm. Emails cannot be read or replied to.

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Updated Oct 17

Looking for People for a Regular Pickup Basketball

I am looking to start a regular pickup basketball game somewhere in the vicinity of Bucktown/Wicker Park/Logan Square/UK Village (basically somewhere in a near west neighborhood). I have a couple ideas on possible locations, but the most important thing is to get enough people on an email list to have at least 10 guys to run each week. Message me if you're interested!

  • Definitely interested. Let me know where you are thinking of playing and when.

  • Alright... seems like there's a decent mass of people wanting to play... could everyone send me your email address and I'll get a list going. Also, let me know if you have a day preference.. Thanks!

Oct 17

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Oct 17

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  • A Day at the AIC: Stories in Art

    Ms. G. is asking for $548.76:
    My students need a trip to the Art Institute of Chicago to view, analyze, and enjoy amazing works of art through a "Stories in Art" tour.
    Cics-Bucktown Comment

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