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This Just Burns Me!!

Last week I went to the 44th Ward alderman "meet and greet." All three candidates had 15 minutes to speak, and all answered the same 5 questions. Tom Tunney kept repeating "crime is down, crime is down" so often I thought his mantra would cause him to levitate, then I saw this article and I'm just enraged!

http://www.cwbchicago.com/2015/01/a-matter-of-trust-police-department.html

I know a lot of the crime happens later when victims have had too many cocktails, but do you feel safe walking home from a neighborhood dinner? I'm begining not too.

  • I'm less concerned about whether residents FEEL safe (which can be driven by headlines and TV stories), and more about whether residents ARE safe (which is driven by good statistics).

    I am indeed concerned by stories suggesting that the data may be bad, whether by making it harder to file...

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    I'm less concerned about whether residents FEEL safe (which can be driven by headlines and TV stories), and more about whether residents ARE safe (which is driven by good statistics).

    I am indeed concerned by stories suggesting that the data may be bad, whether by making it harder to file (on-line is good though), or reclassifying reports. In any event, I don't think that risk has changed between 2013 and 2014, and across that time period, Lakeview crime IS down 20%. Yes, it needs to go down further, but it's moving in the right direction, and we are getting more police on the streets, slowly but surely.

    More police costs money -- who got their property tax bill today? Want to pay even MORE? I didn't think so.

    The sky is not falling.

  • Lynn Olejniczak Life-long Chicagoan, who loves her city.

    I'm sorry, but that is just absurd. You aren't concerned if Lakeview residents "feel" safe? Why? Because it isn't a number that can be manipulated or played with?

    A loss of 4 police officers in December does not equate to more police on the streets no matter how many times...

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    I'm sorry, but that is just absurd. You aren't concerned if Lakeview residents "feel" safe? Why? Because it isn't a number that can be manipulated or played with?

    A loss of 4 police officers in December does not equate to more police on the streets no matter how many times you or Tunney tap your heels together and repeat "crime is down, crime is down."

    As far as your property tax statement goes, it is just so far beneath the original discussion here that the only fitting response would be, "I know you are but what am I."
    Pure nonsense.

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Public Hearing on Monday, March 9 for Rise and Galleria Liquors Mixed-Use Redevelopment

A public hearing has been scheduled for the proposed mixed-use transit oriented development for 3401-09 N. Southport Avenue on Monday, March 9 at 7:00 PM at Mystic Celt.

The following is now known:
A 4-story building with retail on the first floor
33 apartments with starting rent at $1,500
6 parking spaces with one being a handicapped spot

The project will be presented by the developer to all that attend the West Lakeview Neighbors meeting. See the renderings here:

http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com/2015/01/public-hearing-march-9-2015-for.html

  • RubyRed Dancer, Drummer, Cyclist

    jjkenyon, Yes, it's true, there are other residential developments along the tracks, but you sure as hell won't catch me ponying up $1,500 per month for that kind of noise pollution. The "benefit" of living on the same block as Gap an Athleta isn't really that much a draw either in my opinion.

  • RubyRed, you probably didn't look at the developer's plans and elevations, the north wall facing the tracks is solid block, no windows except for a single column, which is probably a stairwell.

    A double block wall will suppress nearly all the train noise.

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Fri 1/30 Sun-Times Editorial Board Mayoral Debate-LIVE at 10:30am

The Fri 1/30 Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board Mayoral Candidate Debate/questioning
will be streaming LIVE, starting at 10:30am on the Sun-times web site: chicago.suntimes.com
It should be posted on the Internet for later viewing as well.
This debate/questioning will be used for a future Mayoral Candidate endorsement for the 2/24 municipal election.

Dec 04

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Michael Diversey's Closed?!

Darnit. I noticed the restaurant closed. I'm a bit surprised as it was always pretty busy. Anyone know if something new is going in? I hope so. I don't like the empty spaces on Diversey right now.

  • @ Bob - except you're wrong. The American way of work hard, buy a house, live a decent life no longer exists and hasn't existed for years. Wages are stagnant. The middle class is in sharp decline. Even immigrants, especially the Chinese, are moving back to China for better opportunities....

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    @ Bob - except you're wrong. The American way of work hard, buy a house, live a decent life no longer exists and hasn't existed for years. Wages are stagnant. The middle class is in sharp decline. Even immigrants, especially the Chinese, are moving back to China for better opportunities. The educated classes of other countries are not moving to America. They have it better in their home countries.

    @ Li - about the only solution to your/my problem of which I know is to find a man dumb and desperate enough to marry me. It's rough out there for singletons, especially economically.

  • d3 NOH

    yes but only after coming to Northwestern for 4 or 8 years for a top notch education

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Filming on 3000 block of N Southport by St. Alphonsus

Anyone know what they are filming on 3000 block of N Southport by St. Alphonsus?

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New Restaurant?

I just walked by the Town Hall apartments on Halsted and Addison and noticed what appears to be a new restaurant getting ready to open up in one of the retail spots for that building. Does anyone know if this is actually a new restaurant and if so what the scoop on it is, or is it perhaps some facility that is there for the tenants of the building? It seems to look like to me it may be a restaurant because it also has bar seating and the decor of the place as well.

  • Gregory Morrow Employee at Center On Halsted

    Hi! That facility is part of the Center on Halsted's new Senior Center complex. That space will be used to serve senior lunches or for other senior events. The lunch program is administered as part of the City of Chicago's Golden Diner senior lunch program. The old police station itself will soon be open as part of the Senior Center, it's going to be very nice!

  • Gregory Morrow Employee at Center On Halsted

    Addenda: the Senior Lunch program at Town Hall is not just for building residents, it is for all neighborhood seniors 60 and up. There is another Senior Lunch served at the Presbyterian church down the street, at Addison and Broadway.

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Looking for responsible and attentive accountant

My husband and I are looking for a responsible and attentive accountant in Chicago. We are willing to see someone around Lakeview, Lakeview Roscoe Village as well as the Loop if we found an accountant that we like. My husband owns his own small business so we need someone who understands those issues. We also need some assistance with doing taxes with a trust fund. Thank you for your help!

  • Holly 15 year East Lakeview Resident.

    Been using Nick for over 10 years.

    Nick Kolligris,CPA
    AK Tax Service
    Lakeview
    652 W. Cornelia
    Chicago IL 60657
    773 281-0717
    773 281-0727 fax

  • My husband and I own two small businesses and have trusts as well. We have been using Michael and Nancy Dschida of NMD and Co. For 15+ years. They are a super responsive, reasonable and extremely knowledgeable team who are located nearby. They can be reached at 312 640-5904 or michael@nmd-company.com.

  • Thanks for all of the tips!

4 days ago

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Lost Black and White Cat *REWARD*

Lost cat in the Lakeview neighborhood in Chicago (Wayne & Waveland). He went missing on Thursday, January 22nd, 2015. He is a year and a half old, neutered, and declawed on his front paws. He is a tuxedo (black on his face and back; white on his chin, neck, tummy, and feet). He is a large cat, approximately 14-15 pounds. He is loving and very friendly towards people. Please help us bring him home - reward offered!

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

    "The national organization is endorsing and supporting Chicago City Council Progressive Reform Coalition aldermen..." including Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd Ward) and six others.

  • We need at least 20-25 more alderman like these seven! Let's do it Chicago!

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32nd Ward Aldermanic Forum

South Lakeview Neighbors is holding an aldermanic forum for the two candidates in the 32nd ward. Here are the details:

http://slneighbors.org/2015/01/26/32nd-ward-aldermanic-forum-feb-10/

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  • KTL

    The thumbs up and thumbs down are partisan opinion and no doubt this is a teacher's union website. Totally useless unless you are a public union supporter, which I am not. This actually makes me like Tunney.

  • The facts there are probably accurate, on how they voted, but as KTL notes, the thumbs up/down is whether "Grassroots Illinois Action" (whomever they are) think it was a good vote. They're against charter schools, yet clearly, charter schools markedly outperform traditional schools by any measure (except "preservation of highly-paid union jobs for bad teachers", maybe).

5 days ago

Updated 2 days 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?

  • Robert Rohdenburg Affordable Housing Activist for ONE Northside

    Both Ald. Cappleman (46th Ward) and Ald. Tunney (44th Ward) are on the City Council Zoning committee. Ald. Cappleman is also on the Housing committee.

  • Quite correct, it's not in the 44th ward -- but? Still of interest here.

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Handyman in Lakeview

Does anyone have a recommendation for a local handyman that you trust and has reasonable rates? Looking for someone in the Lakeview area.

Thanks!

  • Menschwithawrench is excellent and fairly priced.

  • Ravens Yes.I can fix that.

    Genetically engineered for things mechanical. Have all my attachments & latest software. Please call 312-890-7558

Oct 20

Updated 2 days ago

Handyman?

Does anyone have a good handyman that they could recommend? I would appreciate hearing from you!

  • Try Paul@windycity handyman.com 773-297-8789. Licensed, insured, reasonable and quite good.

  • Ravens Yes.I can fix that.

    If you are still looking. I could help. Many years experience. Please call 312-890-7558

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  • 5 stars out of 5: Ani on Yelp

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Missing black and white cat

Mila got out of her home on Lakewood between Diversey and Wolfram in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago on Saturday, September 6, 2014, and she is still missing.

Mila is a 3 year-old black-and-white cat with green-yellow eyes. Her back is black while her belly, chest and paws are white. She has black around her eyes and a little black button nose. Mila is micro-chipped and was wearing a black-and-white collar with her name and our number on it. The collar has no tags or bells attached.

REWARD: $1,000

More photos and information: danielleg.com/mila

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32nd Ward Aldermanic Forum: Feb 10

Location: Athenaeum Theater, 2936 North Southport Avenue

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  • 3 stars out of 5: Ani on Yelp

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Police warn residents of burglaries in Lincoln Park

...1000-block of W. Altgeld and Jan. 22 around 3:45 p.m. in the 3000-block of N. Greenview. In both incidents, the three offenders allegedly forcibly entered the residences via rear doors, police...

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...say the incidents were reported on Jan. 14 around 2:50 p.m. in the 1000-block of W. Altgeld and Jan. 22 around 3:45 p.m. in the 3000-block of N. Greenview...

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Camila Cediel posted 1 photo to Flickr:

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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 21

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"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.

  • dse

    sarah, i think you're lowering standards, and once you do, any crime becomes okay. talk on your phone on the street? you deserve to be robbed. next year, carry cash in your pocket, you deserve to be robbed. year after, keep valuables in your home, you deserve to be robbed....

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    sarah, i think you're lowering standards, and once you do, any crime becomes okay. talk on your phone on the street? you deserve to be robbed. next year, carry cash in your pocket, you deserve to be robbed. year after, keep valuables in your home, you deserve to be robbed. what about the year after? drive a car in public, you deserve to be car jacked? is this the diminishing standard we set for our city? do we live in chicago to be, daresay, "paranoid"? then you can sink this city in the lake. who would want to live here? criminals and paranoid people. i don't buy your prescription. i'd call it mind-boggling.

  • dse: When Daniel Patrick Moynihan published his essay wherein the phrase "Defining Deviancy Down" became popular, we still had a fairly functional democracy in America. This is no longer the case, so my optimism about using my voice and vote to influence public policy has been replaced by pragmatism. This...

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    dse: When Daniel Patrick Moynihan published his essay wherein the phrase "Defining Deviancy Down" became popular, we still had a fairly functional democracy in America. This is no longer the case, so my optimism about using my voice and vote to influence public policy has been replaced by pragmatism. This means it's Every Human For Him/Herself" as far as I can see. If Rahm Emanuel and Tom Tunney want to lie about crime stats while we the peeps get mugged just so they can get elected so they can run with the billionaires, it doesn't make sense to me to pretend I can waltz down Belmont or Diversey (or Clark or _____ fill in the blank__) with plugged ears and unaware of my surroundings. I'm not "Blaming the Victim" (I read that book in grad school, too)

    (I literally just heard a gunshot so I called 911 - EMMAUEL/TUNNEY: J'ACCUSE!)

    anyway: It's a tragedy. But I plan on surviving. You do it your way; I'll do it mine.

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