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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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WOOGMS Labor Day Parade - Monday, September 1 @ 11am!

Mon, Sep 1, 2014 11am

The Wellington-Oakdale Old Glory Marching Society’s (WOOGMS) marchers will step up (and down) their efforts to celebrate this year’s Labor Day Parade on Monday, September 1, 2014. Chicago’s oldest “DO IT YOURSELF” parade celebrates its 51st year when it steps off from the corner of Pine Grove and Wellington at 11:00AM.

  • This is such a fun organization! We'll be there with bells on!

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Aug 05

Updated 12 hours ago

Bikes Stolen from Closed Garage!

Hello all, Mine and my husband's bikes were stolen last night from our closed/locked, private garage which opens to alley. We've filed a police report, listed it on chicago.stolenbike.org, bikeindex.org, and posted to FB, Twitter, Find Stolen Bikes (Chicago), SBR Chicago.
New Men's Cannondale Synapse 6 Tiagra 2013 Black Road Bike (black frame, white lettering, drop handlebars, clipless pedals, front/rear LED lights)
Women's Trek 7.5 FX WSD 2010 Satin Cherry Red Hybrid Bike (red frame, white lettering, flat handlebars, rear fender only, front/rear LED lights, bell on left handle, missing wheel reflectors)
Please keep an eye out for these two bikes and message me with news/advice! Thank you so much!

  • Bike thefts seem to be picking up (or at least getting more brazen) in the neighborhood - my Fuji SL1 Pro (red/black/white) was stolen on 8/8 from behind a locked gate in our back ally (Surf & Broadway). More than 1 person must have been involved to jump the gate...

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    Bike thefts seem to be picking up (or at least getting more brazen) in the neighborhood - my Fuji SL1 Pro (red/black/white) was stolen on 8/8 from behind a locked gate in our back ally (Surf & Broadway). More than 1 person must have been involved to jump the gate and lift the bike up and over it. The bike is never parked there and was stolen between 9 PM and 9 AM friday night - someone was clearly out looking for items to steal - with flashlights looking into locked and gated areas. I filed a police report, stolen bike registry (local and national), etc. I wish the police had the ability to pay more attention to bike thefts - this bike was worth more than what I sold my past used car for. It's grand theft. It also seems to go with the broken windows theory... if they can get away with bike thefts or car breakins on a regular basis, what's next?

  • Deb

    We have had our bikes and our kids bikes stolen a few times. We now lock our bikes inside our garage. It was a bit of a hassle installing a bike rack into the wall of our garage and it's a pain to have to lock our bike each time we use it but we've gone a couple years now without our bikes being stolen.

18 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Best ice cream in Lakeview

No. 4: Bobtail Ice Cream Company, 2951 N. Broadway St.

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No. 1: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, 3404 N. Southport Ave.

No. 2: Scooter’s Frozen Custard, 1658 W. Belmont Ave.

No. 3: Margie’s Candies, 1813 W. Montrose Ave.

No. 5: Oberweis Dairy Ice Cream and Dairy Store, 3055 N. Sheffield Ave.

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Updated 23 hours ago

Beg Bug Issues

Hello Neighbors!

Kind of an embarrassing question, but does anyone know tenant rights in the city of Chicago regarding bed bugs? It seems there has been a recent infestation in our eight person apartment complex and our landlord is refusing to pay to have a professional exterminator in. What are our options?

Thanks so much in advance for the advice!

  • Unfortunately, it takes intensive, high tech and diligent work to eliminate bedbugs.
    Be sure to learn as much as you can to do your part.

  • Robert Rohdenburg Affordable Housing Activist for ONE Northside

    Another resource:http://bedbugregistry.com/metro/chicago/recent/
    About This Website

    The Bedbug Registry is a free, public database of bedbug sightings in the U.S. and Canada. We have about 20,000 bedbug reports dating back to 2006.

    This site helps you check whether other people have encountered bedbugs at a hotel or in an apartment building...

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    Another resource:http://bedbugregistry.com/metro/chicago/recent/
    About This Website

    The Bedbug Registry is a free, public database of bedbug sightings in the U.S. and Canada. We have about 20,000 bedbug reports dating back to 2006.

    This site helps you check whether other people have encountered bedbugs at a hotel or in an apartment building so you can avoid them when you travel or rent.

    Which can provide:
    Bedbug Alerts

    Get an email whenever someone within a mile of you reports bedbugs.

    Enter a street address or ZIP code below. You can set up multiple alerts, and you can cancel the alert any time.
    As well as Look Up and Report function by hotel name or street address

    If there are multiple reports, we'll bundle them together so you don't get more than one message a week.

    Your email address will not be shared with anyone, sold, or used for any other purpose

    The site also has resources, city maps, FAQ's.
    Per the Chicago map at:http://bedbugregistry.com/metro/chicago/
    most of this site's bed bug reports for Chicago are in the northern half of Chicago, and nearly all are along the lake shore.

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Updated 23 hours ago

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?

  • God, I hope that as customers of those utilities we won't be the ones footing the bill for this work. This cost better be paid for by the Cubs.

  • Robert Rohdenburg Affordable Housing Activist for ONE Northside

    FROM:http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-utility-work-to-begin-outside-wrigley-field-20140827-story.html
    Utility work to begin outside Wrigley Field

    August 27, 2014, 1:11 PM

    The Chicago Cubs said Tuesday that the City of Chicago and utility companies have begun work outside Wrigley Field in preparation for the stadium’s renovation..

    Sheffield Avenue will be closed from Thursday to Sunday for excavation and...

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    FROM:http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-utility-work-to-begin-outside-wrigley-field-20140827-story.html
    Utility work to begin outside Wrigley Field

    August 27, 2014, 1:11 PM

    The Chicago Cubs said Tuesday that the City of Chicago and utility companies have begun work outside Wrigley Field in preparation for the stadium’s renovation..

    Sheffield Avenue will be closed from Thursday to Sunday for excavation and an installation of a new water main. On game days next month, the parkway on the east side of the street and one lane of traffic will be closed starting at 8 a.m. until two hours prior to the start of the game. The same closure rules apply when Wrigley Field hosts a concert on Sept. 13.

    The work will include the relocation of underground water, sewer and gas lines. The team said the utility companies don’t anticipate any major service disruptions.

    The Cubs have said they plan to begin work on expanding the bleachers after the season ends.

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Bunny on the loose

I saw what is believed to be a domestic rabbit in the Ravenswood alley between Grace and Waveland last night around 8:00 P.M.. He was slightly closer to Waveland cruising around the trash and recycle bins. He was a caramel/butterscotch color. Please be on the lookout and help get to safety at Red Door Animal Shelter.

  • There are rabbits all over the place

    I see them more often than squirrels these days

  • LJA Paulina Neighbor

    Thanks Louise! Being a bunny owner myself I know how ignorant some people are when they adopt one thinking they are an "easy" pet and when they find out they need as much attention as other pets they think they can just let them loose. I adopted a rabbit form...

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    Thanks Louise! Being a bunny owner myself I know how ignorant some people are when they adopt one thinking they are an "easy" pet and when they find out they need as much attention as other pets they think they can just let them loose. I adopted a rabbit form Red Door Animal Shelter that the sanitation dept had found in the garbage. There is a very big difference between those you'll find in the wild and those that were breed to be pets so as Louise said if can capture safely the Red Door will take the poor thing!

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Updated 26 hours ago

Lots of positive change coming to Lake View High School....

Lots of community support coalescing around the school....

http://eepurl.com/0Zz1X

  • "You are absolutely right! Everyone is getting behind the new principal.

    On Saturday, August 23rd, about 70 people; neighbors, parents, grandparents, teachers, students, community members (including a dozen from Graceland West, the immediate neighborhood) and leaders from several other neighborhood organizations, the LVHS LSC, Alderman Pawar and others joined Principal...

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    "You are absolutely right! Everyone is getting behind the new principal.

    On Saturday, August 23rd, about 70 people; neighbors, parents, grandparents, teachers, students, community members (including a dozen from Graceland West, the immediate neighborhood) and leaders from several other neighborhood organizations, the LVHS LSC, Alderman Pawar and others joined Principal Scott Grens for the Lake View High School Beautification Day. Rep. Ann Williams and Friends of Ameya Pawar (PAC) donated the paint. Lake View Partners, the newly launched non-profit to support Lake View and Grow 47, Alderman Pawar's initiative for schools sponsored the event.

    Volunteers were organized into small teams and then painted the interior front entrance, library and several other rooms, moved in new equipment and furniture, cleaned all the lockers, removed any remaining tape left over from the prior school year, washed windows, moved landscaping stones and more. There were about 20 major projects. The school was already gleaming when volunteers started and the finishing touches just made everything even more welcoming for students, faculty and administrators.

    Everyone, students, faculty, staff, neighbors, elected officials worked together for four hours then met up for lunch. Great effort. Great results. Great community teamwork.

    A BIG THANKS to everyone who helped.

    Thanks also to those who participated in the LVHS Architectural Tour on August 3rd".

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  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    MICROWAVE OUTLET, POWER FOR DISHWASHER, D/W DISCONNECT SWITCH, POWER FOR STOVE, UPDATE OUTLETS TO GFCI'S, INSTALL UNDER CABINET LIGHTS & SWITCHES

    2828 N. Burling St. Issued August 26, 2014 Comment

Jul 19

Updated 2 days ago

Dr. Olivia Forys

I got a letter saying that my GP, Dr. Olivia Forys, is leaving her practice with Rush. I'd really like to keep her as my doctor, but the letter didn't say where she is going (if anywhere in Chicago). If anyone has information, it would be much appreciated. I certainly hope she's doing OK.

  • robin in WRP Tired and Cranky

    Her contract probably prevents her from sharing this information. I would wait a couple of months, then check HealthGrades for updated office informaion

  • Thanks, Robin!

  • She ended up at
    NorthShore Medical Group - Des Plaines
    9301 Golf Rd. Suite 302
    Des Plaines, IL 60016
    847.296.8151

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Mar 21

Updated 2 days ago

PPM Apartments - Separate Utility Bill from AUM

So when i renewed my lease with PPM earlier this year it was announced that we would be receiving a separate utility bill for gas, water, sewer, trash. I live in a studio apartment and they said it would run about $50-$60/mo. Well, the first bill comes in and it's for $110. Nearly $90 of it is for gas (heat). But heat we can't control!

I tried to call PPM but was told I would need to touch base with...

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So when i renewed my lease with PPM earlier this year it was announced that we would be receiving a separate utility bill for gas, water, sewer, trash. I live in a studio apartment and they said it would run about $50-$60/mo. Well, the first bill comes in and it's for $110. Nearly $90 of it is for gas (heat). But heat we can't control!

I tried to call PPM but was told I would need to touch base with AUM (the service that handles this new method of utility payment). Is there any way I can fight this? I suppose fight isn't the correct word, but I renewed my lease under the assumption the utility bill would be $50-$60/mo, not double that amount!

  • living at PPM is becoming too expensive for what you actually get. im paying over $1400 a month for a 1 bedroom that gets really hot in the summer time and does not come with a dishwasher or central air.

    management and my maintenance guy (Carlos) is great, but i can find a much better place for cheaper or the same amount.

  • I'm so glad I was given this link cause I was inquiring about living at 3130 NLSD. After reading all your comments I will definitely steer away from PPM apts. Anyone please let me know of any studio apts close to the lake similar to the newly renovated ones at...

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    I'm so glad I was given this link cause I was inquiring about living at 3130 NLSD. After reading all your comments I will definitely steer away from PPM apts. Anyone please let me know of any studio apts close to the lake similar to the newly renovated ones at 3130 NLSD. The pictures in Craigslist ad for those apts look like a nice place to live. I can't pay more than $1100 a month unless utilities are already included in the monthly rent. Hope someone can give me a heads up.

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Updated 2 days ago

3130 NLSD

Hi! I am apartment hunting and came across 3130 NLSD studio apt and wanted to know if anyone can give me any input about the building. Most especially about any pest problems such as bed bugs. I'm so terrified that I would move into a place and later realized it's infested. I'd also like to know about management, maintenance, and if there are any issues that would be important to know about. Thanks in advance for your help.

  • I lived there for many years. The maintenance staff was great. Bugs did not seem to be a problem. I left because the rents became so high and they were adding on the heat/utility fee on top of that.

  • Thank so much for the heads up everyone. @Tanya thank you also for the EB thread about PPM utilities issues. I read it all and I will not be dealing with PPM. If anyone knows of a studio apt around the lake something similar to 3130 newly renovated ones please let me know.

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  • 4 stars out of 5: Senza on Yelp

2 days ago

TimeLine exploring new Andersonville home in shuttered CPS school

...company in the Lake View neighborhood that has long been housed in cramped quarters at 615 W. Wellington Ave., and also stages one of its annual productions at Stage 773 (its “satellite space),” is...

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...a proposal for a mixed use redevelopment of the recently shuttered Lyman Trumbull Elementary School, 5200 N. Ashland at the corner of Foster, in the Andersonville community. The school is considered one of...

2 days ago

Trumbull School Redevelopment Draws Seven Ideas, Including New Theater

The centerpiece of the plan is rehabilitating the school auditorium into a permanent new home for the acclaimed TimeLine Theater, 615 W. Wellington Ave.

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Trumbull, considered a strong candidate for Chicago landmark status, was designed by Prairie School architect Dwight Perkins. Neighbors and preservationists have been lobbying for the building's preservation at 5200 N. Ashland Ave.

Chicago Jewish Day School proposed acquiring the school to alleviate space limitations at its current location, 5959 N. Sheridan Road. in Edgewater, and would raise private donations for the project. The existing Trumbull structure would be used, but a new gymnasium would be built.

2 days ago

TimeLine exploring new Andersonville home in shuttered CPS school

...company in the Lake View neighborhood that has long been housed in cramped quarters at 615 W. Wellington Ave., and also stages one of its annual productions at Stage 773 (its “satellite space),” is...

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...a proposal for a mixed use redevelopment of the recently shuttered Lyman Trumbull Elementary School, 5200 N. Ashland at the corner of Foster, in the Andersonville community. The school is considered one of...

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Trumbull School Redevelopment Draws Seven Ideas, Including New Theater

The centerpiece of the plan is rehabilitating the school auditorium into a permanent new home for the acclaimed TimeLine Theater, 615 W. Wellington Ave.

This article has 2 other Chicago locations (Show)

Trumbull, considered a strong candidate for Chicago landmark status, was designed by Prairie School architect Dwight Perkins. Neighbors and preservationists have been lobbying for the building's preservation at 5200 N. Ashland Ave.

Chicago Jewish Day School proposed acquiring the school to alleviate space limitations at its current location, 5959 N. Sheridan Road. in Edgewater, and would raise private donations for the project. The existing Trumbull structure would be used, but a new gymnasium would be built.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Spanish conversation through cinema

¡Hola!

As my summer Spanish conversation class comes to an end, I would like to inform you of my next session for this fall: SPANISH CONVERSATION THROUGH CINEMA. We will be using a few Spanish/ Hispanic/ Latin American movies as point of departure to improve conversation (all levels). I am excited!

If you are too, let me know.

Details:
8-week session/$275
1.5 hours/Wednesday evenings
In other words: 12 hours/session = $23/hour
17 September - 5 November (To be confirmed)

We meet Wednesday evenings at Pizzeria Serio in Lakeview, 7 to 8:30 pm, although sometimes we have class in different venues (park, another restaurant, etc.)

Cordialmente,

María Luisa
www.conmarialuisa.com
www.facebook.com/conmarialuisa

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