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34 hours ago

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Chuy Says NO to the Belmont Flyover!

Calling the proposed Flyover “an unnecessary expenditure of taxpayer funds that will generate little return on investment,” Chuy Garcia expressed his opposition to the Flyover.

Read more, and check out our website at:
http://stopbelmontflyover.com/2015/03/03/chuy-says-no-to-belmont-flyover/

A vote for Chuy Garcia is a vote to save Central Lakeview!

  • I think someone said every government project goes far beyond the planned cost, and someone threw out that $750M number once, which has since become "fact".

    15 seconds may not be much today, but ridership is growing, and the delays will fall over a cliff and become much longer very...

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    I think someone said every government project goes far beyond the planned cost, and someone threw out that $750M number once, which has since become "fact".

    15 seconds may not be much today, but ridership is growing, and the delays will fall over a cliff and become much longer very quickly (that's how queuing theory works). Remember ridership on these lines is expected to double in the next 20 years. The lines are AT CAPACITY today.

    Even without that, at just 15 seconds, multiply it by 150,000 people a day, each way, 250 days a year, and it's 312,500 hours of lost productivity per year. If we figure an average salary of $50K/year (remember, most of these riders are going to well-paid jobs in the Loop), that's about $8M/year today in lost productivity, or 40 years to return the $320M investment.

    If that delay grows to a minute, payback is now just ten years. Pretty good return on an infrastructure project that will last a century. And without this, the delays will grow to multiple minutes, people leaving the CTA, resulting in more cars on the road (and more congestion and more pollution), or employers unable to get people to work downtown.

    It would be interesting to take a poll of, say, people in Edgewater who use the red line to get to the Loop. Do you think they might approve of the flyover by a wide margin? I'd lay good money on it.

  • Progress to the CTA -- bring it on! I, for one, am excited to be a part of this dynamic urban community. I do not see how the flyover will lead to more vacant storefronts and hope it will lead to happier commuters /increased use of mass transit. Not all change is bad.

33 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Rooftop Deck -Permit

Hello,

I'm interested in building a rooftop deck on top of a 3 unit condominium. Can anyone share any tips on the permit/inspection process?

Much appreciated

  • Buster, sorry, I wasn't trying to be obnoxious, just unsure how to answer your question without providing misleading data. As you can see in Dork's answer, the range is so wide (his look right to me), I'm not sure it's very useful.

  • Eblock10 Lakeview Resident

    Thanks for all the feedback! The home owners assistance program seems like a great place to start.

2 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Salon/nail shop spaces for lease

I'm on the look out for salon & nail shop spaces for lease in Lakeview and Wicker. If anyone notices any available storefronts, or knows anyone looking to have someone take over their lease, contact me!

15 hours ago

In Tall Buildings Debuts Driver @ Schubas 3/5

In Tall Buildings performs at Schubas (3159 N. Southport) on Thursday, March 5th. Fred Thomas (of Saturday Looks Good to Me) and Elliot Bergman (of Wild Belle) open. Music starts at 9pm. Tickets are $12 and the show is 21+.

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  • Mr. Cullen established the theater and the restaurant. He had no health insurance when he had a costly stroke a few years ago. He's given immensely to theater as we know it in Chicago for decades. You can lose everything you build. This is a tragic story.

  • SPIRO 1983 sergeant 19

    Mr cullen sounded like a good man I didnt know him.

3 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Buyer looking for 4 bedroom home in Lakeview

New or newer construction preferred. Or complete renovation.
Thanks.

  • Ashley Donat Real Estate Broker ashley@millerchicagorealesta...

    Email me at ashley@millerchicagorealestate.com! I have some options for you!!

  • The market is pretty tight right now but there are some options out there. Assuming you are looking for a single family home here is a summary of what is available by number of bedrooms and bathrooms: http://lucidrealty.com/homes-for-sale/Chicago_Lakeview/single_family_homes.php

    You might also want to check out working with a full service realtor that shares their commission with you. It can save you thousands of dollars.

  • Michael Bucktown Resident

    This "Airborn" fellow has posted very similar ads in Bucktown (looking for house in Bucktown) and Lincoln Park (looking for house in Lincoln Park) sections of EB too. Not sure what his or her agenda is, but surely finding a realtor in Chicago shouldn't be a problem. EB is not the right forum for this.

6 days ago

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Buyer Seeks 3BR/2BA+ in Elevator Building

Our client is seeking a 3BR/2BA+ in an elevator building in the Lakeview/Lincoln Park area. We have exhausted our search on the MLS and are looking for owners considering selling.

Prefers updated; concrete between floors; pets (cats) allowed; quiet neighbors; HOA fees lower than $1000 if possible.

If you or someone you know has a condo similar to this they would consider selling please let me know..

  • There are a few units at 3530-3534 LSD that meet your criteria, particularly the concrete floors/walls. It's exceptionally quiet, and does allow pets (1 dog, any size and up to two cats per unit).

  • I may have a place for you... Lincoln Park, 3 bed, 2.1 bath, office, deck, city views, great light, updated, low assessments, concrete, pets ok, etc...

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Tea Collection Spring Shopping March 9-15 to Benefit Hamilton Elementary School

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Tea Collection spring shopping March 9-15 to benefit Hamilton! Hamilton will receive 20% back when you shop at teaschooldays.com (not teacollection.com) and enter the promo code SDS15HAMILTON. You get free shipping on these orders as a thank you from Tea Collection!

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Chicago Street Photography Lakeview

Recent candid street shot

20 hours ago

Management Broker for Bean-and-Co.

New to the site! Help me get started in the neighborhood, like to hear from old timers on how this site works. Fill me in. Looking forward to making great new connections.

Thanks,

Mark

24 hours ago

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39 hours ago

4 Fun Bar Night Alternatives Better than Winter Hibernation

...is free to the first 20 people who sign up. (Elbo Room is located at 2871 N. Lincoln Ave....

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...rumble starts at 9 p.m. every Friday night. (Big Joe's is located at 1818 W. Foster Ave....

...starting at 9 p.m. There is no cover charge. (The Whistler is located at 2421 N. Milwaukee Ave....

...hands on games like air hockey, foozball and pool. (Emporium Arcade Bar has locations at 1366 N. Milwaukee Ave. and 2363 N. Milwaukee Ave...

...hockey, foozball and pool. (Emporium Arcade Bar has locations at 1366 N. Milwaukee Ave. and 2363 N. Milwaukee Ave....

From the games to the drink menu to the decor, both Headquarters Beercade locations (one in Lakeview and one in River North) will have you swimming in nostalgia. (Headquarters has locations at 2833 N. Sheffield Ave. and 213 W. Institute Pl.)

From the games to the drink menu to the decor, both Headquarters Beercade locations (one in Lakeview and one in River North) will have you swimming in nostalgia. (Headquarters has locations at 2833 N. Sheffield Ave. and 213 W. Institute Pl.)

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Old news?!?!

Has anybody else noticed that EveryBlock detectors are picking up articles from 2012-2013???

  • Shelly Lifelong suburbanite, now in South Lakeview.

    Jennifer, yep!

    L, yes.

  • Yes, I went to Uptown for news and there was news from 2012.

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Feb 23

Updated 2 days ago

434 Melrose

Does anyone know the status of the unfinished construction site at that location? There was supposed to have been a hearing at City Council in regard to it.

  • Robert Rohdenburg Affordable Housing Activist for ONE Northside

    I've reviewed the published agendas of both the Zoning and the Housing committees from August 2014 through January 2015 and could find no mention of this address for a zoning change or any other city council or committee action. Because of the election, there will not be any city council...

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    I've reviewed the published agendas of both the Zoning and the Housing committees from August 2014 through January 2015 and could find no mention of this address for a zoning change or any other city council or committee action. Because of the election, there will not be any city council meetings or committee meetings in February. There is a Housing committee hearing scheduled for 3/11 10am and two Zoning Committee Hearings next month: 3/12 and 3/17 , both staring at 10am in Council Chambers,before the 10am 3/18 City Council meeting. No agendas for these committee meetings are available yet. Shortly after 3/1 some of the agendas for the March meetings should start to appear. You can check the web site:
    https://chicago.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx for any additional committee meeting dates, changes in times/locations, and the meeting agendas. The current or new alderman for the ward may know more about the property before any hearing action. The press coverage about the property are old stories at:
    May 21,2012 story:http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2012/05/21/stalled-condo-building-to-serve-as-skeleton-for-luxury-rentals.php
    June 3,2011 story:http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2011/06/03/failed-lakeview-condo-development-leaves-a-stump-behind-1.php

  • I'm sorry to hear that nothing has transpired, but thanks very much for your thorough review-I appreciate it!

  • Ed H. 5 year Lakeview resident

    What a great location, I cant believe that lot is still the way it is.

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  • 3 stars out of 5: Ani on Yelp

3 days ago

Realtor at Work: Attending a Lakeview lender appraisal

I spent an hour Tuesday morning at the lender's appraisal appointment at one of our listings. We recently received a contract on 3053 N Lakewood, Chicago, IL 60657 in the Lakeview neighborhood.

3 days ago

Ewert and The Two Dragons @ Schubas

The Estonian band Ewert and the Two Dragons will be making a stop at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave. The indie folk band's lovely songs hold a surprising epic feeling that is a marvel to behold. This 18+ show starts at 8pm and tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door.

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Tree trimming season!

The winters close to being over and time to make sure your trees are healthy and strong at joses tree service we will give you expert advise on deciding if your trees need some work get your free quote from on of our professional trimmers
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6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Summer Options for 6 year old child

I'm looking for daycare options for my 6 year old for this upcoming summer. I work from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. The Neighborhood Boys & Girls Club doesn't start until 8 am but I have to be at work by 8 am. I need to pick up as late as 6 pm on some days. Any suggestions/recommendations for high quality group childcare for a 6 year old in the area? Looking for entire summer, not just short summer camps. Thank you!

  • mike Return Chicagoan circa 1996

    Hamlin park offers day camps during the summer that I have sent my boys to. It's not too expensive and you need to sign up online. It is offered through the Chicago park district.

  • SPIRO 1983 sergeant 19

    Put the delinquent in a boot camp or ymca or bible study thank you very much.

Feb 26

Updated 4 days ago

Specialty Video Closing

I was told today that the video store on Broadway, between Melrose and Belmont will be closing in the Spring. The reason was a rent increase.

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Story on parenting and transgendered children

I'm a graduate student and reporter for the Medill News Service at Northwestern University. I am currently working on a story about the successes and challenges of being the parent of a transgendered child. I am looking for a parent (and if possible their transgendered child) who would be willing to speak with me about their life experiences. The story would be composed of a 400-600 word article and a 2 minute video piece. So ideally, I would like to...

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I'm a graduate student and reporter for the Medill News Service at Northwestern University. I am currently working on a story about the successes and challenges of being the parent of a transgendered child. I am looking for a parent (and if possible their transgendered child) who would be willing to speak with me about their life experiences. The story would be composed of a 400-600 word article and a 2 minute video piece. So ideally, I would like to have you speak quickly to me on camera. It is possible to be on camera anonymously, although not preferred. The piece will be published on our website: http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/ and CanTV (the public access channel) for a day. If you are interested or know someone who may be a good contact, I would very much appreciate a message back.
Thanks, Julie

  • Hi Julie,
    While I don't have a child, I just wanted to mention that generally the correct term is considered "transgender" instead of "transgendered."

    http://www.glaad.org/reference/transgender
    (See problematic terms)

    Good luck with your research!

  • Julie, a good friend of mine is willing to speak with you. You didn't leave a phone number for her to call you, but she has said I may share her email address with you so you can contact her. kfgrobman@live.com

  • JulieWoolie Graduate Student/Reporter for Medill News Service

    Thank you so much! I will email her.

5 days ago

Found a Ring

Yesterday I found a ring in the middle of the street on the intersection of Clark & Diversy. This seems to be a wedding ring & would like to return it to its rightful owner. I know this is a long shot, but I figured I'd try anyway. I'm not going to post a pic of it but if you recently lost your ring and believe it is yours please send me a private message with a detailed description or better yet a pic. Feel free to forward this.

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Theater events: Whitney comes to Chicago Improv

...to recreate the "perfect family" she once had. The show opens Thursday, March 5, at 2936 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. (773) 935-6875 or athenaeumtheatre.org...

...emotion," "logic" and "democracy" beginning at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. (773) 327-5252 or stage773.com...

...help from Bart, Homer, Marge and Lisa. Performances continue through March 22 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. (773) 975-8150 or theaterwit.org...

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Previews begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. The show opens March 5. $10-$30. (773) 871-3000 or victorygardens.org or sideshowtheatre.org.

...titled "by special reQuest!" for five Saturdays beginning Saturday, Feb. 28, at The Blue Theatre, 1609 W. Gregory St., Chicago. The revue showcases songs from shows the company has produced over its 13 seasons...

...its annual Lottery Party beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at Rex Tavern, 4933 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. This is the event where individuals and organizations learn if they will perform at...

...That's Weird, Grandma: The Musical," beginning Sunday, March 1, at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago. Made up of stories penned by Chicago public school students with music by BOM...

...Socially Awkward Show," a solo performance beginning previews Sunday, March 1, at The Annoyance Theatre, 851 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. The show runs at 8 p.m. Sunday through March 30. Also at The...

• Sketch comedy group Slacktivity Abyss debuts its first show "See Attached" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. (773) 598-4549 or gorillatango.com.

...from playing in his garden. Performances are at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. (872) 222-9555 or chicagochildrenstheatre.org...

...joke and battle their way through a wintry evening. Performances continue through March 15 at 1531 N. Wells St., Chicago. (312) 943-8722 or aredorchidtheatre.org...

...The Book of Mormon," which runs through May 17, at the Bank of America Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St., Chicago. In person registration is required. Registration starts when the box office opens. Each person...

Feb 11

Updated 6 days ago

  • Dave- Scott is anti-status quo in that he refuses to vote along with Rahm's left-wing lackeys on the city council, so you two should really be kindred spirits!

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

    In 2007, Scott Waguespack defeated formen Ald. Ted Matlak (appointed as alderman in 1998) by 121 votes. The Ted Matlak-Terry Gabinski-Dan Rostenkowski-Joe Rodtenkowski regime had run the 32nd Ward for nearly one hundred years. That's status quo.

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Feb 25

Updated 6 days ago

18th Amendment going to be Big Jim's now.

In the last 6 months the space went from Bonsai to 18th Amendment and now has signs Coming Soon Big Jim's. I assume from the people of Little Jim's, anyone know any word on the space.

Feb 26

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