2 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Neighborhood arsonist is sure to appreciate the Christmas trees...

I see that once again some group has once again attached Christmas trees to the lightpoles around Lakeview. When they did it last year, it seemed like a boneheaded waste of money, since most were dead by early to mid-December. But now that we have a serial arsonist roaming Lakeview? You've got to be kidding me. What rocket scientist thought this was a good idea? I wonder how many will be used as kindling between now and January.

  • Forest fires involve density, dead trees, brush, ground cover -- not a single tree standing on its own. Indoor trees dry out quickly due to the low humidity and warm temperatures.

    Growing up on a farm and burning numerous brush piles over the years, this comes from experience.

  • Wow spontaneous combustion X-mas trees. X-mas trees are cut starting in August, I'm amazed at all the tree lots that spontaneous combust.

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Theater events: 'It's a Wonderful Life' in Naperville

...to reclaim his honor and courage. Performances begin Thursday, Dec. 4, at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. (773) 935-6875 or cbtheatre.org or athenaeumtheatre.org...

...her daughter marry a man of mom's choosing. Performances take place at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. Season subscriptions start at $90. See deadwriters.net...

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Previews begin 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. The show opens Dec. 8. $32.50-$57.50. (773) 404-7336 or remybumppo.org.

...the Chicago premiere of the play which, opens 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at 1044 W. Bryn Mawr, Chicago. (773) 728-7529 or redtwist.org...

• Dream Theatre Company immerses theatergoers in Victorian England as part of "A Christmas Carol: An Evening of Dickensian Delights." The show, adapted and directed by Rachel Martindale, begins performances Friday, Nov. 28, at 5026 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. (773) 552-8616 or dreamtheatrecompany.com.

...cheer upon the populace. The show opens Friday, Nov. 28, at the Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted St., Chicago. (312) 988-9000 or americandemigods.com...

...prospector to help save Christmas. Previews run through Thursday, Dec. 4, at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St., Chicago. The show opens Dec. 5. (800) 838-3006 or handbagproductions.org...

• Whiskey Wry Productions presents "2014 Causes a Scene," a satirical revue of the year's hot topics, beginning Saturday, Nov. 29, at Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. (773) 598-4549 or gorillatango.com.

...be reunited with his wife and daughter. Previews begin Sunday, Nov. 30, at Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Ave., Chicago. The show opens Dec. 9. (312) 595-5600 or chicagoshakes.com...

...spirits and appetizers. The VIP dinner begins at 7 p.m. at the Mystic Celt, 3443 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. The open bar starts at 8 p.m. See redtapetheatre.org...

...one member's depression impacts the family. Performances begin Monday, Dec. 1, at Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. See erasingthedistrance.org...

...no one under 18 is admitted to the show which runs through Dec. 23, at 3829 N. Broadway, Chicago. (866) 811-4111 or strawdog.org...

...s a decidedly adult theme to some of the holiday offerings at the Annoyance Theatre, 851 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. An extramarital affair and a murder surround the holiday gathering of the dysfunctional James...

...show "At Last: A Tribute to Etta James." Performances continue through Jan. 11, 2015, at 4450 N. Clark St., Chicago. Also, BET hosts a New Year's Eve celebration titled "With Love from Black...

...of Water," running through Dec. 14 at the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture, 3015 W. Division St., Chicago. For $30, theatergoers can choose one of three dinner options at Ay!, 2723 W...

...Division St., Chicago. For $30, theatergoers can choose one of three dinner options at Ay!, 2723 W. Division St., Chicago, before taking in the 8 p.m. performance at the museum located a few...

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4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Attempted break in - laundry room

Someone smashed the glass of our building's basement around 1300 W Barry. We called 911 and when the police arrived, they stated that someone may have tried to get to the laundry machine to steal the money. People watch out.

  • Sometimes it doesn't have to be a break-in situation.
    When I had a condo in a Near North high-rise there was a rape in the laundry room in that the rapist was only staying with someone in the building and he was doing his laundry.
    While there he met a resident who was doing her wash, too, and she assumed that he was a fellow owner and let her guard down. Then he made his move.

  • @Becky - that's terrifying. Not 10 minutes before we heard the noise, I walked by that window to get food from a delivery driver.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Cinnamon Ice Cream

I fully admit this is a ridiculous question. Does anyone know of a place that sells cinnamon ice cream (store, shop, any place)? I've tried Mariano's and Jewel. I used to live in MN and during the holidays Kemp's would have it at the local grocers. I've heard that Blue Bunny also has it, but I haven't seen it at Jewel. (This is my mom's favorite and she is old and not well, so I'd like to find it before Thanksgiving.)

  • Menchie's Frozen Yogurt at River Point Shopping Center (Clybourn) has Cinnabon flavor and I am almost positive you can take it home by the pint. It's killer.

  • Whole Foods in Lincoln Park has a gourmet brand in pints Hope Mom feels better soon!

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Pens and pencil donation

I am an office supply hoarder. It doesn't help that my office supplier give us free samples of items. I have a shoebox of pens and pencils that I need to get rid of - does anyone know where I can donate these?

  • jasper1055 Roscoe Villiage

    My girlfriend is a 3rd grade teacher and is always looking for donations for their art projects.... Let me know and I can pick them up... I'm in Roscoe Village. Addison and Damen.

  • L

    I'm assuming Burley will take them. Arts of Life a nonprofit that works with adults with developmental disabilities would be another choice.

2 days ago

Lost Dog- Brittany Spaniel- Brown and White

Escaped from yard - 3500 block of Seeley
Please call 773-551-3370 if you see it
Thank you

3 days ago

Checkerboard City: Gifts for Transportation Geeks

...pie. Heritage will open a coffee-only outpost in Uptown in the very near future. 2959 North Lincoln, HeritageBicycles.com...

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...with a fanciful image of the shop overrun by cats and bears ($25). The Recyclery, 7628 North Paulina, TheRecyclery.org...

...Chicago continues to be the nation’s transportation hub. $27.95 at Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan, TerminalTown.org...

...45), and a t-shirt with a whimsical illustration of the #56 Milwaukee bus ($24). 1371 North Milwaukee, TransitTees.com...

3 days ago

Lakeview town house sales up, median price up over $50,000 since 2012

We listed and sold a unit in the popular Sweeterville development at 1251 W Fletcher, Unit I, Chicago IL 60657 this year. The asking price was $499,000 and sold at $526,000 in a multiple offer.  Our clients bought at $485,000 in 2010 and invested about $10,000 in renovations.

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Town homes on the 3800 block of North Southport in Lakeview.  3842 N Southport, Unit L, Chicago IL 60613 located in Blaine School district...

Town homes on the 3800 block of North Southport in Lakeview.  3842 N Southport, Unit L, Chicago IL 60613 located in Blaine School district (next door) is under contract...

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Dirt disposal

Any idea how to get rid of old dirt from container gardens? Looks like the yard waste disposal doesn't include soil. I have 20-30 gallons of potting soil used with vegetables for one season. Thoughts on where I can put this?

  • Can you spread it over your lawn or parkway?

  • Kathleen 12 year Wrigleyville resident

    I agree with above! I only rotate my soil every three years. I don't even cover my containers in the winter and always have beautiful flowers in the spring.

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Nov 19

Updated 4 days ago

$10 Classes at The Shift Coworking & Community Space

To our Lakeview Neighbors:

I'm excited to announce that here at The Shift we will be offering $10 classes, led by Industry Professionals as a way to make learning opportunities accessible to everyone.
Our class offerings will cover a variety of topics, from Entrepreneurship and Small Business Help, to Arts & Culture, to Health & Wellness, Legal Advising, and everything else in between.

All classes are open registration and held here at The Shift, a newly launched Coworking and Community...

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To our Lakeview Neighbors:

I'm excited to announce that here at The Shift we will be offering $10 classes, led by Industry Professionals as a way to make learning opportunities accessible to everyone.
Our class offerings will cover a variety of topics, from Entrepreneurship and Small Business Help, to Arts & Culture, to Health & Wellness, Legal Advising, and everything else in between.

All classes are open registration and held here at The Shift, a newly launched Coworking and Community Space located at 4101 N. Broadway.

To view our Event Calendar directly, please visit: www.TheShiftChicago.com/events.html
Or, just stop in! We give tours of our space all day and are always happy to provide free coffee, tea, or snacks to our visitors;)

If anyone has ideas and suggestions for classes, please let me know. We're always looking for qualified teachers too (and we offer compensation for teaching).

Hope to see many of you soon!

All the best,

Nicole Vasquez (Small Business Owner of The Shift)
773-360-1199
@TheShiftChi
nicole@theshiftchicago.com
www.TheShiftChicago.com

  • Jill W. Inter-American Magnet School advocate

    Thanks for your prompt reply. However, it seems unoriginal (and uninspired) to assume the name of a pre-existing venture. Use of the public library is gratis. Doesn't mean everything there is up for grabs.

  • The Shift Small Business Owner of The Shift

    Ouch Jill W. that hurts to hear you say! Our business name was created purely in reference to our own business models of "work shifts." I don't know why you are associating us with a completely different and separate entity or being accusatory towards us, but it's painful nonetheless.

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    Ouch Jill W. that hurts to hear you say! Our business name was created purely in reference to our own business models of "work shifts." I don't know why you are associating us with a completely different and separate entity or being accusatory towards us, but it's painful nonetheless.

    We are an independent, small business, with a simple goal of offering people in our community a place to work, learn, and socialize.

    Feel free to drop by anytime to say hello, and help yourself to free coffee and snacks.
    Wishing you a wonderful day and a Happy Holidays!

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Jul 22

Updated 4 days ago

Panera Bread at Ashland and School Falls Through; Target Development Not Happening

According to the latest flyers from Cushman &Wakefield, Panera Bread is no longer coming to Ashland and School and they are re-releasing it to market. Vitamin Shoppe is a go, and Target is no longer pictured on the map.

http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com/2014/07/panera-bread-at-ashland-and-school.html

  • Carter, that's a pretty limited view. The stockholders in both of those companies are all over the country, all over the world. If you have a 401(k) with mutual funds, YOU probably own some stock in both companies.

  • Carter O'Brien lager beer rioter

    Pretty limited view? We push for divestment where I work, and LaSalle bank was where I had my first bank account and Cash Station card.

Oct 22

Updated 5 days ago

Masonry Repair?

Howdy! Does anyone have a recommendation for a good, honest and reasonably-priced masonry contractor? Need some repairs in the Wrigleyville area. Thanks!

  • Im licensed with the city and in business 23 years i do all my own work if u would like a free estimate you can call me at 773 203 3019 thanks mike

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Nov 05

Updated 5 days ago

Fireplace Project

I'm looking to have the surround on my fireplace (currently painted wood) redone, preferable with stone like my hearth. Does anyone know, or can anyone recommend, a contractor/tradesman/designer/company that would do that kind of project?

  • Yes Tim loves working with vintage and barn wood; he has done many projects with both. Call him up; have him come out.

  • My husband does the stone hes a gc but his speciality is stone masonry he just completed the tuckpoint on a 40 unit at 858 agaitite by u if u want to see his work his name number is 773 203 3019 mike McDonald

5 days ago

Forgotten Species @ Schubas

Forgotten Species celebrates the release of their first record with a show tonight at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave. Daniel Wade, Ancient Friends, plus Made in England Made In France DJing between sets. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Doors open at 9pm. 21+

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6 days ago

Found keys

Found keys on parking across Affinity salon . Car keys with LAZ tag . Pick up keys in the salon. specify car brand name and show ID.

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Nov 20

Updated 6 days ago

Animal control SOS!

Animal control is completely full! because of this they will be killing many adoptable animals to make space. If you know anybody that can foster or adopt please let me know. Fostering is temporary (you have them until they are adopted) and free. Please share this to your Facebook statuses.

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Nov 21

Lost small black key + bike key

I lost a small key-set near the Henderson Square apartments, possibly on Henderson or School Street. If you found them, they don't have any noticeable key-fob, and there should be 2 black plastic coated keys, plus one or two others.

Nov 21

Forgotten Species Builds Beautiful Walls Of Sound

Saturday, Nov. 22, at Schubas, 3159 N Southport, 9 p.m., $8, 21+

Nov 21

Updated Nov 21

What to give your assistant—and everyone else on your list

FOR YOUR TRAINERHe's got your back; now get his. Pop for a set of coins good for five flat-tire fixes, and he can ride around town with all the confidence he needs in his back pocket. Price: $60 at Heritage General Store, 2959 N. Lincoln Ave., HeritageBicycles.com

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FOR YOUR WIFEThe Hermes Avalon tartan cashmere blanket: an instant heirloom. Price: $1,650 at Hermes, 25 E. Oak St., Hermes.com

FOR YOUR HUSBANDAn oversized chunky Lucite chess set ready for play or display in his office. Price: $795 at Jonathan Adler, 676 N. Wabash Ave., JonathanAdler.com

FOR YOUR JUST-RETIRED AUNTThis cork globe lets her track some globetrotting, plot a dream trip or pin memos all over the world. Price: $129 at CB2, 800 W. North Ave., CB2.com

FOR YOUR REAL ESTATE AGENTFor the things she holds dear, brilliant Normann Copenhagen glass boxes designed by Simon Legald. A real find, just like your pro. Price: $37 (small) and $55 (large) at ID Chicago, 375 W. Erie St., IDChicago.com

FOR YOUR BEST FRIENDThis handcrafted bronze constellation cuff will remind her that she's the moon and the stars. By Winifred Grace, in every astrological sign. Price: $143 (three-quarters of an inch wide) at Winifred Grace, 5642 N. Clark St., WinifredGrace.com

...Brut Rose magnum at the Tasting Room, 106 Mill St., Utica, and Pops for Champagne, 601 N. State St., IllinoisSparklingCo.com and PopsforChampagne.com

FOR YOUR MECHANICHe can ejoy the taste of a draft at home with his brew and the simple push of a button. Copper-plated and battery-driven, this beer foamer by Norm Architects for Menu is the ideal find for your favorite fixer. Price: $38 at Art Effect, 934 W. Armitage Ave., ShopArtEffect.com

FOR YOUR KIDS' TUTORAn apple for the teacher reimagined as a honey pot by Michael Aram in gold plate and bronze. Price: $89 at Tabula Tua, 1015 W. Armitage Ave., TabulaTua.com

FOR YOUR PERSONAL SHOPPERFor the one who fills your closet with confidence, the 34 Le Redoute candle in a porcelain pot is a reinterpretation of a potpourri developed in the first Diptyque boutique. Price: $85 at Diptyque, 1645 N. Damen Ave., DiptyqueParis.com

FOR YOUR TRAVEL AGENTThis camo-drenched Defy dopp kit packs a stylish punch and is ready to get the goods going. Price: $48 at Space 519, 900 N. Michigan Ave., Space519.com

  • Ricky Coogin North Andersonville

    Our office gave us all $25 gift certificates to Jewel in lieu of a Thanksgiving turkey. A grocery store GC certainly isn't a glamorous gift, but you can be sure it'll be appreciated.

Nov 21

Chicago Craft Beer Events, November 21-23

Schuba's, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago (773) 525-2508

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Sheffield's Beer and Wine Garden, 3258 N Sheffield Ave., Chicago

Sketchbook Brewing Company, 825 Chicago Ave (Alley Entrance) Evanston, IL

Half Acre Beer Company Tap Room, 4255 N Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 248-4038

Begyle Brewing Beer Store, 1800 W Cuyler Ave., Chicago (773) 661-6963

Iron Horse Ale House, 6158 N Northwest Hwy, Chicago (773) 555-1212

Kaiser Tiger, 1415 W. Randolph Chicago, IL (312) 243-3100

Fireside Restaurant & Lounge, 5739 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago (773) 561-7433

Nov 20

Updated Nov 21

Found Cat: Grey & White

For the past 4 days there has been a grey & white cat hanging around my house near Seminary & Eddy. He/She seems like an indoor cat, looks very soft & clean. I've tried a few times to get it to come to me, but have not had any luck. Thought it would be a good idea to post in case someone is looking for her. If I'm able to bring her inside, I will take her to PAWS.

  • Thanks for posting and trying to help his kitty. You can also post on Lost Cats Illinois via Facebook, a picture would help too. Poor thing is probably hungry and freezing out there. If you're able to get her/him inside you could also try taking her to a local vet to scan for a microchip.

  • Thanks for posting. If it wouldn't be too much hassle you might try to lure the cat with some wet food (very cheap), and then take her/him to get checked for a microchip. I'm sure he/she is just scared and has a home somewhere!

Nov 21

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Presents perfect

FOR YOUR TRAINERHe's got your back; now get his. Pop for a set of coins good for five flat-tire fixes, and he can ride around town with all the confidence he needs in his back pocket. Price: $60 at Heritage General Store, 2959 N. Lincoln Ave., HeritageBicycles.com

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FOR YOUR WIFEThe Hermes Avalon tartan cashmere blanket: an instant heirloom. Price: $1,650 at Hermes, 25 E. Oak St., Hermes.com

FOR YOUR HUSBANDAn oversized chunky Lucite chess set ready for play or display in his office. Price: $795 at Jonathan Adler, 676 N. Wabash Ave., JonathanAdler.com

FOR YOUR JUST-RETIRED AUNTThis cork globe lets her track some globetrotting, plot a dream trip or pin memos all over the world. Price: $129 at CB2, 800 W. North Ave., CB2.com

FOR YOUR REAL ESTATE AGENTFor the things she holds dear, brilliant Normann Copenhagen glass boxes designed by Simon Legald. A real find, just like your pro. Price: $37 (small) and $55 (large) at ID Chicago, 375 W. Erie St., IDChicago.com

FOR YOUR BEST FRIENDThis handcrafted bronze constellation cuff will remind her that she's the moon and the stars. By Winifred Grace, in every astrological sign. Price: $143 (three-quarters of an inch wide) at Winifred Grace, 5642 N. Clark St., WinifredGrace.com

...Brut Rose magnum at the Tasting Room, 106 Mill St., Utica, and Pops for Champagne, 601 N. State St., IllinoisSparklingCo.com and PopsforChampagne.com

FOR YOUR MECHANICHe can ejoy the taste of a draft at home with his brew and the simple push of a button. Copper-plated and battery-driven, this beer foamer by Norm Architects for Menu is the ideal find for your favorite fixer. Price: $38 at Art Effect, 934 W. Armitage Ave., ShopArtEffect.com

FOR YOUR KIDS' TUTORAn apple for the teacher reimagined as a honey pot by Michael Aram in gold plate and bronze. Price: $89 at Tabula Tua, 1015 W. Armitage Ave., TabulaTua.com

FOR YOUR PERSONAL SHOPPERFor the one who fills your closet with confidence, the 34 Le Redoute candle in a porcelain pot is a reinterpretation of a potpourri developed in the first Diptyque boutique. Price: $85 at Diptyque, 1645 N. Damen Ave., DiptyqueParis.com

FOR YOUR TRAVEL AGENTThis camo-drenched Defy dopp kit packs a stylish punch and is ready to get the goods going. Price: $48 at Space 519, 900 N. Michigan Ave., Space519.com

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Updated Nov 20

Referendum on CTA Belmont "Flyover" on Last Page of 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.

  • The water, like the metal of the elevated structure, was likely quite cold and the tracks were getting hit with spray driven by the wind. Most of the heat from the fire rises upward, without traveling laterally, and given the extreme cold that morning it likely wasn't close enough to heat up the elevated. Further the firemen would have continued to douse the building long after obvious visible signs of fire were extinguished (in order to prevent any smoldering embers from reigniting).

  • Thanks, Hank, I hadn't checked the news, only what I saw out the window from the train.

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