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Referendum about proposed CTA "Flyover" on Nov. 4 Ballot

There will be a referendum about the planned CTA “Flyover” on the Nov. 4 Election Ballot in the #20, 36 & 38 precincts of the 44th ward. Vote NO to protect Central Lakeview!

The Referendum: Has the CTA sufficiently justified the $320 million proposed Brown Line Flyover project and its impact on local homes and businesses?

Vote NO to insist the CTA let the community know what they plan before it’s too late to stop them.

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There will be a referendum about the planned CTA “Flyover” on the Nov. 4 Election Ballot in the #20, 36 & 38 precincts of the 44th ward. Vote NO to protect Central Lakeview!

The Referendum: Has the CTA sufficiently justified the $320 million proposed Brown Line Flyover project and its impact on local homes and businesses?

Vote NO to insist the CTA let the community know what they plan before it’s too late to stop them.

The CTA Belmont El ‘flyover’ will waste $320 million++. Save Central Lakeview, a thriving restaurant, shopping, business district, from being ruined by the unnecessary Brown Line ‘flyover.’ Don’t let them waste your money, ruin your neighborhood.

The flyover will swing wide over two blocks of Clark Street, turning a large chunk
of this essential street into an under-El wasteland. Many commercial buildings and homes will be destroyed. Those still standing will be left facing under-El emptiness and an overhead train.

The CTA ‘findings’ are false, their drawings intentionally misleading.
Plans have NOT been finalized; please speak up for Lakeview before it’s too late.

Want to know more? Contact: 3200nwiltonblk@gmail.com

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  • Robert Rohdenburg Affordable Housing Activist for ONE Northside

    More trains do run during rush hours, and more trains, train cars, or people leaving a few minutes earlier for their commute to make their connections (if they are not doing so already) is a much better and cheaper solution to the problem. Which makes more sense: a third of a Billion dollars spent on more track and structures while also destroying 16 buildings, parking lots, people's homes and businesses in those buildings displaced OR the more practical and inexpensive solutions mentioned above?

  • d3 NOH

    I disagree. This administration is putting people on a road diet, you have to fix public transit before that will work. 16 buildings is no big deal in the big picture, and these people will both be compensated and there will be some structure going up to replace many of...

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    I disagree. This administration is putting people on a road diet, you have to fix public transit before that will work. 16 buildings is no big deal in the big picture, and these people will both be compensated and there will be some structure going up to replace many of them. How many of the "homes" are underwater condos, btw? There aren't any SFHs being displaced by this as far as I'm aware.

    This is much bigger than 16 people's homes, it's the entire infrastructure of public transit serving the northern portion of Chicago. That's 16x62500+.

    "status quo" would cost the GDP more than this project will over the life of infrastructure.

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Chicago Speed Camera Map: watch out for one by Lane Tech High School

https://mapsengine.google.com/map/viewer?mid=zDIlbNW6Kzv4.kWRTNheTjAho

Just an fyi, speed cameras in school zones are set if you go over 20 mph. Watch out for one at 2501 W. Addison by Lane Tech High School. The normal speed limit is 30 mph and the cameras run longer than expected (6am - 9pm?) not just during school hours. $100 ticket.

  • Dang, I didn't know they now took speeding violations from the front?! What are times of the reduced 20mph speed?

  • There's also one just south of Belmont/Lincoln/Ashland between the Petco and Boston Market. i just noticed the sign today. As others have mentioned, it's 20 MPH. I *think the sign said it's enforced during school hours when children are present. Someone please correct me if I am wrong. 20 MPH is SO slow. Combine the school zones with all of the the slow zones because of city parks and you'll be at a crawl on many busy thoroughfares.

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Updated 17 hours ago

27 Magazine Holders

I have 27 magazine holders/cases I'd like to give away, preferably to a charity. I know that I can drop them off at one of many local charities, but I'd prefer to give them to a charity that is going to use them. Do you know of one?

  • The Black Star Project on Sept 22, 2014, has need for wooden magazine racks.
    Please follow up with Dorothy at 773.285-9600 on this fine offer for magazine holders.

  • Shelly Lifelong suburbanite, now in South Lakeview.

    I checked with them. I'll take some or all of them! :)

18 hours ago

walking partner(s)

Senior seeking women walking partners in Lakeview area between Belmong and Irving Park/Damen and Shefield

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Updated 18 hours ago

Bus Shelter on Broadway and Sheridan

Does anyone know what happened to the Bus shelter on the corner of Broadway and Sheridan? I drove by it this morning and the glass was shattered.

  • My guess would be a car ran into it. I've seen that happen several times at other bus shelters. Once on Division and Western I was almost hit by a car that took down the whole shelter. Be careful in those things.

Sep 14

Updated 19 hours ago

Missing cat

Mila is still missing. Last seen around Lakewood and Wolfram. Black and white, with a black nose. Reward $300. Please call if you see her: 773-580-4130. Thanks.

  • I have not found Mila but I did find a very hungry black and white cat in the alley of 1649 Barry. The cat has a black face with a thin white streak. I will try to catch the cat and get it checked for a microchip.

  • I have still not found Mila but I did try to catch a stray cat I met while searching for Mila. The stray is friendly and I think she is someone's pet. She came within 4 feet of me but I couldn't catch her. I tried a humane trap last...

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    I have still not found Mila but I did try to catch a stray cat I met while searching for Mila. The stray is friendly and I think she is someone's pet. She came within 4 feet of me but I couldn't catch her. I tried a humane trap last night and again no luck. I don't have a lot of time to spend getting her because I am still trying to catch Mila.

    If anyone has TNR experience, I can tell you exactly where to find her -- she appears around 9 p.m. every night. If not, I will continue to try and get her. We would need to take her to a vet to see if she has a microchip, and hopefully track down the owners. If anyone wants to make posters for the neighborhood (she is in an alley at Paulina and Barry), that would be wonderful. Here are some photos for the poster: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153161829693852&set=o.107240476016734&type=1&theater

    Also, if anyone wants the poster for my missing cat Mila, I can email it. Please contact me at gordondanielle@gmail.com. Thanks so much for the help!

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Updated 21 hours ago

Memory care home for dementia - least expensive in the area?

Sorry, to be so direct about a sensitive subject but memory care is way expensive and my family has to budget the money available very closely as there are two people involved. Right now they are paying $7,000.00 a month for two and, while that is a very good price, they are living out of state and, though its a very nice facility, they beg hourly to come back to the Chicago area.. Its impossible to get costs online. Thanks very much for any information.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    The Admiral is very expensive

  • Resident of LP In Lincoln Park since 1980

    We just moved my mother- in-law into Sunrise of Lincoln Park, at 2710 N. Clark. It is about between $5000-$6000 per month. I'm not sure what it is for a couple. It is an amazing place with a focus on memory care. It is worth checking out for your parents.
    It would be nice to have them close by.

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What's going on in Boystown?

I've lived in Boystown for two years now, and in the last few months I feel like the strip of Halsted between Roscoe and Clark has gotten… questionable. In the last week and a half alone:

1. Walking to DSW, 8 pm. Someone approaches me trying to sell cocaine.
2. Walking to dentist, 10 am. Large man calls me a f-ing f***** transvestite with my d*** between my legs. (I am a small blonde girl).
3. Walking home with my...

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I've lived in Boystown for two years now, and in the last few months I feel like the strip of Halsted between Roscoe and Clark has gotten… questionable. In the last week and a half alone:

1. Walking to DSW, 8 pm. Someone approaches me trying to sell cocaine.
2. Walking to dentist, 10 am. Large man calls me a f-ing f***** transvestite with my d*** between my legs. (I am a small blonde girl).
3. Walking home with my boyfriend, 8 pm. Man jumps in our face yelling that we're gross, both of us. (I can assure you, we're not).

These things all occurred during normal weekday hours. It's starting to make me uncomfortable even walking down that corridor, and I've never felt that way before.

Has anyone else noticed a lot of weird going ons over there?

  • Robert Rohdenburg Affordable Housing Activist for ONE Northside

    I am an affordable housing activist who was evicted from the Chateau Hotel last June along with about 140 other elderly, people with disabilities, veterans, and working poor Chateau Hotel tenants. I hope that all Lakeview/Uptown area residents are noticing that the closing the Ambers SRO, The Sheffield House SRO,...

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    I am an affordable housing activist who was evicted from the Chateau Hotel last June along with about 140 other elderly, people with disabilities, veterans, and working poor Chateau Hotel tenants. I hope that all Lakeview/Uptown area residents are noticing that the closing the Ambers SRO, The Sheffield House SRO, the Abbott SRO, The Chateau SRO, the Lawrence House SRO, the Astor House SRO, and other area SRO's in recent years has NOT reduced crime in the area or significantly improved the area, as Ald. Cappleman had expected when he targeted certain SROs for the gut-rehab/conversions into higher rent housing, now owned by BJB Properties and FLATS Chicago. Hurting low income tenants, 2,200 evicted in the last three years alone, causes more problems for others and does not eliminate the problems some residents and alderman thought would be solved with their closing. Gentrification hurts those that remain or move into the gentrified neighborhood as well as those forced out. If bad or illegal things/ happen, take a picture with your cell phone, if you can, and go to police. Those committing crimes, such as selling drugs, harassing pedestrians. trying to extort money from motorist/parkers, need to be stopped or charged. Bad and illegal behavior that is tolerated or rewarded will get worse.

  • dse

    nice comment, greg morrow. just lower the standards for city behavior, and voila! what we get is just what we should have expected. no thanks. given the organization you are posting from, i'd think you'd be a little more visionary/hopeful/inspiring than that. wouldn't you?

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Theater events: Gift Theatre premieres ‘Bethany'

...City Theatre's second production for children 5 and younger, opens Saturday, Sept. 20, at 2933 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. Written and created by artistic director Ernie Nolan, the play is about a party...

...production of Anton Chekhov's "The Proposal" continues Fridays through Oct. 3 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. The play about a young man's attempts to propose to his beloved is...

• Tickets are now available for Commedia Beauregard's last production of "A Klingon Christmas Carol," running Dec. 4 to 21 at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. Order by Oct. 3 and receive a 20 percent discount. (773) 935-6875 or cbtheatre.org.

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...Paul D'Addario star. Previews begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. The show opens Oct. 2. $20-$30. (773) 283-7071 or thegifttheatre.org...

...them announces she is pregnant. Performances continue through Oct. 12 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. (773) 404-7336 or greenhousetheater.org or route66theatre.org...

...Previews began Friday, Sept. 19, at 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, for Filament Theatre's Midwest premiere of "The Monster in the Hall." David Grieg...

...new revue "A Kurt Weill Cabaret" beginning previews Friday, Sept. 19, at No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago. The show, directed by Fred Anzevino, includes "Threepenny Opera" and "Mahagonny Songspiel" selections as...

...show, directed by Fred Anzevino, includes "Threepenny Opera" and "Mahagonny Songspiel" selections as well as Broadway and Hollywood tunes. It opens Monday, Sept. 22. (800) 595-4849 or theo-u.org...

...m. Saturday, Sept. 20, and Sept. 26 and 27 at Holy Covenant United Methodist Church, 925 W. Diversey St., Chicago. Admission is free. From the readings, audiences will select their favorite work, which Artemisa...

...s Words contest Saturday, Sept. 20, and Sunday, Sept. 21, at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., Chicago. The finalists include Pat Montley's "Kali Dances"; Laura Jones' "Creative Nonfiction"; Jan O...

• Zoe Schwartz, Joseph Schupbach and Laura McKenzie team up for the sketch comedy show "Totally Cute!" running Friday, Sept. 19, through Sunday, Sept. 21, at Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. (773) 598-4549 or gorillatango.com.

...Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St., Chicago, remounts its 2013 world premiere of Noah Haidle's "Smokefall," this time in the...

• Idle Muse Theatre Company's version of "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson's novel by Jeffrey Hatcher, opens Saturday, Sept. 20, at Rivendell Theatre, 5779 N. Ridge Ave., Chicago. (773) 340-9438 or idlemuse.org.

...Kinky Boots") and Karen Mason ("Mamma Mia"), perform Monday, Sept. 22, at City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph St., Chicago, as part of Launching FWD! the inaugural event for the newly created FWD Theatre...

...presents the Chicago premiere of the political thriller, which begins previews Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago. Associate artistic director Nick Bowling directs the production, which stars Kyle Hatley as Danny...

...in 2006. Performances begin Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut St., Chicago. (800) 775-2000 or broadwayinchicago.com...

...is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario St., Chicago. Admission is free, but registration is required. See prairie.org...

...opera using African music and storytelling. This performance at the Skyline Stage on Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, marks the company's Chicago debut. It runs Thursday, Sept. 25, to Sunday, Sept...

...anonymous donor has donated $100,000 to the Raven Theatre, a respected storefront company at 6157 N. Clark St., Chicago. "In my judgment," the donor wrote, "Raven Theatre has been taking the kind of...

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Two free items

I have a rocking chair (ugly but comfy) and a table top (scratched) that I'm going to give away on Free Cycle or CL, but thought I'd offer them here first. Please let me know if you very soon if are interested.

Sep 08

Updated 2 days ago

Missing cat

Black and white cat with black nose got out yesterday near Wolfram and Lakewood. Thanks. 773-580-4130

  • Mila is still missing. Please call or text any information to 773-580-4130. Reward: $300

  • I have not found Mila but I did find a very hungry black and white cat in the alley of 1649 Barry. The cat has a black face with a thin white streak.

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Elbo Room 25th Anniversary

The Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave., celebrates a quarter century in the business with a show tonight at 7pm, featuring PM Buys, 27 Star Project, Tigernite, Hero Jr. and Stereospeak. Tickets are $10. 21+

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Updated 2 days ago

Muskie's Closing

Sigh... Another institution bites the dust. Muskie's (corner of Lincoln/George/Lakewood) is closing either this Saturday or next Saturday. They are renters and the owner wants to do something else with the property. The cleaner next door also has to close soon.

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ID found at bus stop Diversey & Paulina (east bound)

We found an id card for a Ben Schlueter at the bus stop. If you know Ben or are Ben message us here on everyblock.

  • Did you look him up on Facebook? If you're able, I saw two that could be him, but you may better be able to tell since you have his picture....

  • Yes, I did look him up and sent him a message. Thanks for your suggestion.

3 days ago

Four Places You Should Eat This Weekend

• One of Lakeview's most beloved and iconic burger spots is calling it quits at the end of the month. Muskie's, 2878 N. Lincoln Ave., is closing its doors Sept. 28 - but owner Don Johnson says he'll reopen next year in a new Lakeview location.

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• If you've ever gawked at the line for Big Star, 1531 N. Damen Ave., or had to wait hours to get into the trendy Wicker Park taco joint, you may be enticed by its new takeout window and expanded patio, which debuted this week.

The relocated takeout window is in a building at 1537 N. Damen Ave. that is being used as a private commissary kitchen for One Off Hospitality, the restaurant group behind Big Star, The Publican and other hot Chicago restaurants. Dove's Luncheonette will also be using the kitchen.

• Things looked grim for Juno Sushi when its building burned in January. But co-owner Jason Chan reopened Juno, 2638 N. Lincoln Ave. this week, promising "bold" changes.

• Who says only Germans celebrate Oktoberfest? Starting Saturday, it's Octoberfiesta at Taco Joint, which has locations at 1969 N. Halsted St. in Lincoln Park and 158 W. Ontario St. in River North.

• Who says only Germans celebrate Oktoberfest? Starting Saturday, it's Octoberfiesta at Taco Joint, which has locations at 1969 N. Halsted St. in Lincoln Park and 158 W. Ontario St. in River North.

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Muskie's Closing After 34 Years in Lakeview -- But Owner Says He'll Be Back

According to Johnson, the lease for his restaurant at 2878 N. Lincoln Ave. expires this month. The building's owner, who couldn't immediately be reached for comment, "wanted to go a different route," Johnson said.

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Updated 3 days ago

Beautiful Victorian table base in the alley, 1900 block of Oakdale

Square shape, beautiful carving; missing top (probably was marble).

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10 Great Literary Salons to Check Out in Chicago

...by some of the Midwest’s finest writers and performers. Every third Wednesday. Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave. Free. facebook.com/gutsandgloryshow

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...its quick-witted hosts, Karen Shimmin and Willy Nast. Every third Monday. The Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln Ave. Free. essayfiesta.com

...John Green and comedian Cameron Esposito. Quarterly, with next reading on September 19. The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave. $10. zulkey.com

...has quickly become a South Side hub for rising literati. Every third Sunday. Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St. Free. curbsidesplendor.com

Funny Writers, comedians, actors, and journalists put out a “live magazine” every week, addressing the news of the day with varying degrees of snark in Christopher Piatt’s popular Uptown series. Every Saturday. Green Mill, 4802 N. Broadway. Free. thepapermacheteshow.com

...awkward silences at this avant-garde series they started in 2005. Monthly. Outer Space Studio, 1474 N. Milwaukee Ave. Free. facebook.com/pages/Red-Rover-Reading-Series/198562136827206

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    CONVERT FIRST FLOOR COMMERCIAL RETAIL SPACE TO RESIDENTIAL UNIT DUPLEXED WITH SECOND FLOOR, INTERIOR ALLTERATION TO EXISTING 3 1/2 STORY BRICK FRONT BUILDING, TO CONTAIN TWO DUPLEXED D.U'S. IN TOTAL AS PER PLAN.

    1450 W. Barry Ave. Issued September 16, 2014 Comment

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Water shut off 5-9PM today

Just notified at 2:30PM by management that water is going to be off from 5-9PM tonite by City of Chicago for emergency repairs. I'm near Vic Theatre. Anyone else get this "late" notice or is management covering their you know what?

  • OMG

  • Just spoke with someone from the Alderman's office and the area affected should be Belmont & Seminary where they are connecting a waterline. Work will only take an hour or hour and a half, so shouldn't last until 9PM.

    Hope that helps!

Sep 15

Updated 5 days ago

Need a vet

Does anyone know of a good vet in Lakeview?

  • Urban Vet on Lincoln did a great job getting our Dexter boy back to health after numerous health issues when we rescued him.

  • Patricia 25 Year Lakeview Resident

    Second the recommendation on the Cat Hospital of Chicago, if your pet is a cat.

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Sunday Networking & Socializing/Dry Rose Party@Godfrey Hotel- 9/28

Meet New Single Professionals and expand your social network of people you know.

The listing can be found here:
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if you like white wine, mingling and meeting other fun and young professionals between 25 and 45 then you should look into joining us here.

There is a $10 cover which includes a free vodka cocktails and two white wines at $7 per glass between 6Pm and 10:30 PM.

The listing is here:

http://www.meetup.com/312Professionals-Social-Scene/

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Meet New Single Professionals and expand your social network of people you know.

The listing can be found here:
http://www.meetup.com/312Professionals-Social-Scene/events/199807092/

if you like white wine, mingling and meeting other fun and young professionals between 25 and 45 then you should look into joining us here.

There is a $10 cover which includes a free vodka cocktails and two white wines at $7 per glass between 6Pm and 10:30 PM.

The listing is here:

http://www.meetup.com/312Professionals-Social-Scene/

Click join us on the right hand side of the page. It will take two minutes to become a member of this group.

We are a good group because we dont allow trouble makers and screen new members so that they dont include idiots or trouble makers.

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