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Christmas in August (almost Sept.)

I have 20 rolls of Christmas wrapping paper (mostly unopened) that I am never going to use. Does anyone need it? Or does anyone know of a charity or church group who might want it. Thanks!

  • That would be great if you could pick it up, it's yours! Please let me know what would be a good time for you. Thanks!!

  • Gloria P. 22-year resident of Roscoe Village

    Hi Claire, Sorry I'm just seeing your message. I can pick it up tomorrow or Wednesday evening if that works for you. Anytime after 6pm. Let me know. Thanks!

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Hard Candy Source?

I've recently developed a liking for hard candy. Do you know of a store that offers a good variety? I mostly shop at Jewel and Whole Foods, and they seem to concentrate on chocolates and chewy candies, with just a sampling of hard candies. Now I'm interested in branching out a bit.

  • Jill W. Inter-American Magnet School advocate

    Windy City Sweets on Broadway

  • Carter O'Brien my kingdom to end the Belmont bus bunching

    I haven't been there in years, but Nuts on Clark used to have a good selection.

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So, what's going happening on Waveland and Sheffield outside Wrigley?

Last week, they put up barricades along the sidewalks on the west side of Sheffield and the south side of Waveland. And they took out a lane of parking on both streets, too, redrawing lanes for vehicular traffic. The "no parking" signs posted only go through Sept. 30.

Anybody have any idea what's going on here?

  • The Cubs are a major pain. If they ever move to Rosemont it would b a blessing.

  • Holly 15 year East Lakeview Resident.

    When you moved in the neighborhood you did not realize there was a ballpark at Clark & Addison? Don't think they are moving anywhere in any of our lifetimes.

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Fires

Same thing happened in 900 block of Barry/fletcher 2 or 3 years ago with 2 garages burned , and a chair ? Behind Matilda's . Strong possibility it' was the aggressive local skinny black homeless guy that begs in the Belmont Clark area ; that's per camera view and me seeing him 2 mos later in the dark by my garbage can "lighting a cigarette".
Not random crime of the city. This has been happening here for several years around aug-sept

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Van Stolen with Everything in it

Hey Guys,

On May 2nd, I was moving a bunch of stuff back home and I decided to stop by a friends place about 11 PM that night (Friday).

The Van, a Mercury Villager 1995 which was the vehicle I was driving, was parked on the corner of Lakeshore Drive and Brompton. It was full of my belongings including a Guitar, Amp and a bunch of sneakers. Because of the fact that I parked on lakeshore drive in front of...

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Hey Guys,

On May 2nd, I was moving a bunch of stuff back home and I decided to stop by a friends place about 11 PM that night (Friday).

The Van, a Mercury Villager 1995 which was the vehicle I was driving, was parked on the corner of Lakeshore Drive and Brompton. It was full of my belongings including a Guitar, Amp and a bunch of sneakers. Because of the fact that I parked on lakeshore drive in front of that condo building (Where my friend lives), I had a sense of security so I fell asleep. Unfortunately, I woke up the next day around 6AM to only walk outside and see that my Van was missing. I looked everywhere, checked every pound and had no luck what so ever. I was hoping that the city moved it so I waited at Recreation drive to see if my van would arrive and it didn't. Like an Idiot, I should've just went home and unloaded but after a long day of moving, I was done. Lesson Learned? Absolutely but if anyone could help with any leads, that would be greatly appreciated. Attached is a photo of the Van.

Be careful, Lakeview is starting to become a hot spot for shady business. I went to a few buildings to see if they saw anything and they all shared stories of auto thefts, break ins around that area.

  • Shelly Lifelong suburbanite, now in South Lakeview.

    Oscar, I'm glad you already reported it stolen to authorities and have been checking sites! I was curious since you waited almost 4 months to post on here! Good luck!

  • Philip Independent Business owner ,47th. ward since 1968

    It's probably too late now , but if you could have checked the buildings security cameras or others in the neighborhood you may have seen if it was towed by away possibly not by the CPD. Some car thieves use tow vehicle's . Big story on the news a while back about a scrap yard found with many stolen cars on property being brought in by private pirates , I mean tow trucks. Security cameras are everywhere .

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Wine Festival After Party Mixer for Single Professionals 25-45@ Public Hotel 9/6 8PM

The full listing is listed here on your browser if getting this by email on your iphone or droid:
http://www.meetup.com/312Professionals-Social-Scene/events/193019042/

There is a festival called The "Windy city wine festival" and it takes place in the Buckingham fountain area.

Yes this is a celebration of wine.Since the festival ends at 8PM we are having a after party for people who were not there or people who were there and would like to hang out more.

We are having it at...

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The full listing is listed here on your browser if getting this by email on your iphone or droid:
http://www.meetup.com/312Professionals-Social-Scene/events/193019042/

There is a festival called The "Windy city wine festival" and it takes place in the Buckingham fountain area.

Yes this is a celebration of wine.Since the festival ends at 8PM we are having a after party for people who were not there or people who were there and would like to hang out more.

We are having it at a upscale place. It's taking place at The Pump Room which is at The public Hotelon the corner of Dearborn and Goethe.

This is an awesome place and its even better on a Saurday Night in Chicago.

The management has agreed to give us a drink special for the time of 8PM till 12:30 AM on this day.

Since its a part celebrating a wine festival, there will be Canyon Road Red and White Wine on special during the time we are there for $8 per glass. We are trying to get 1 more wine and a cocktail as well.

We will have the area of the Library Room and the screening room available to us.

You can become a member of this group by visiting the page and making a short profile of yourself and applying to join our group. The link is below:

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

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Great Cookies! - Cookies By Design - 1238 W. Belmont

Just want to point out a great little Lakeview business I have come across, "Cookies by Design". The make awesome cookies of every type size and taste. They have really impressive gifts for those who have a sweet tooth. Don't take my word for it, they have a five cookie sampler for $5 that is to "die for...". Its nice having these smaller stores take root in Lakeview and as residents we should do our best to support them. This...

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Just want to point out a great little Lakeview business I have come across, "Cookies by Design". The make awesome cookies of every type size and taste. They have really impressive gifts for those who have a sweet tooth. Don't take my word for it, they have a five cookie sampler for $5 that is to "die for...". Its nice having these smaller stores take root in Lakeview and as residents we should do our best to support them. This place is super clean, the cookies are great and the service friendly and fast.

This is my shameless plug of a local business but its honest. Try and stop by when you can. Its worth it. They are near Cooper's restaurant. across from the Wit Theater and Theatre 773.

Cookies by Design
1238 West Belmont
773-880-046
www.cookiesbydesign.com
Have a great Labor Day weekend.

  • By my count they have stores in 34 states.

  • SpamAlert Spamophobic

    So every neighborhood business that is owned by a local franchisee is, by definition, not worthy of being considered a local business? Tough crowd.

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Looking for Something to Do This Labor Day Weekend? Check Out This List

If you’re looking for some laughs after a stressful week, the Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway, might be the place to go this weekend. The act starts at 8 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Tickets range from $17 to $27.

This article has 2 other Chicago locations (Show)

...gate for $20. Children and senior tickets are $5.  Attendees will gather in Washington Park,  51st St. and Cottage Grove where they will enjoy live entertainment from a variety of artists such as Musiq Soul...

Atropia Fest is Chicago’s largest indoor and outdoor music and art festival. This is the third year. It will take place at the Chicago Urban Art Society, 600 W. Cermak Rd. Saturday, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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Logan Square's House & Garden Walk- Sept 13th- Interior Tours Available!

The Logan Square Preservation 2014 House and Garden Walk is on Saturday September 13th! Interior tours of Logan Square's turn-of-the-century homes mansions available for view between the hours of 10AM-5PM. Get your tickets today online at www.logansquarepreservation.org or this Sunday at the Logan Square Farmer's Market!

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