15 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 was undecided about who to vote for, but now it looks like I am voting for Rahm. We need a mayor who is not vague about how to improve the CTA.

  • Lynn Olejniczak Life-long Chicagoan, who loves her city.

    A study showed that the El isn't as "late" as the proponents of this deal want you to believe. The public meeting at the Belmont Police station was nothing more than a display of maps where the fly over was supposed to be and location-counterdicting pictures of soon to be "available store fronts for your new business."
    I went in to the meeting unsure of my position but left feeling that the CTS and those backing it were trying to pull the wool over my eyes.

55 min ago

Chicago Street Photography Lakeview

Recent candid street shot

55 min 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

2 hours ago

Entertainment events: Queen Latifah; Madonna; Gay horror-movie screening; gay marriage exhibit

Executive producer Steven Deibert and producer/actor/director Brock Riebe have announced that the Chicago-premiere screening of their film Incall will be held at The Landmark's Century Centre Cinema, 2828 N. Clark St., on Thursday, March 5, at 9:30 p.m.

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It had been slated to show Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. at The Patio Theater, 6008 W. Irving Park Rd. However, that screening was cancelled.

In this illustrated exhibit, Sorese, a gay man explores the idea of getting married. Selected from The Best American Comics 2013, "Love Me Forever! Oh! Oh! Oh!" is on display through March 8 in the Congress Corridor, ground level, at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State St.

14 hours ago

Updated 2 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

  • You're going to want architectural drawings, structural engineering calculations and you're going to need two entrance/exits. A professional architect and contactor should be able to guide you through the permitting process.

  • Start making hefty contributions to your Alderman, and start saving your shekels for putting your lawyer's kids through college because you're entering some lengthy if not endless litigation.

    Alternately, you could save yourself and a lot of other people a lot of trouble and just put a few lawn chairs and a Weber grill on your roof. Go for Old Skool Charm, instead of Money-Grubbing Ugly.

    Anybody with me on this? Can I see a show of hands? Thanks.

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Slim Streets with Sneckdowns: We Could Reduce Road Infrastructure Wherever the Snow Sticks

Here are a few examples from my morning commute through Lakeview last week.  At Clark and Wellington the right hand turn area hugs the paved curb but left hand turns from Clark onto (one way) Wellington swing nearly a lane out from the curve.  Does that area need to be paved?

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...into the one-way nature of the street.  Here’s an example of that at Eddy and Lakewood...

| 1754 West Byron St. |

2 days ago

Updated 18 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.

46 hours ago

Updated 19 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!

  • Prefer the south part if lakeview bordering LP

  • How about Evanston? I have a 1200 sf space across from retail, restaurants, condos, a hotel and the main Metra stop in town... email me at: lherlihy@mccafferyinterests.com Thanks!

4 days ago

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  • SPIRO 1983 sergeant 19

    Yep typical chicago bs the owner gets the shaft and the renter gets off free..what a sham!!!!

  • 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.

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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 44 hours 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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Updated 3 days ago

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..

  • Messaging you with the realtor for a unit for sale, not yet listed, right now.

  • 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).

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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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5 days ago

Updated 3 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.

6 days ago

Updated 3 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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Elizabeth using Kickstarter launch two new culinary concepts

According to the fundraising page's description, the two miniature restaurants will share a small space at 2928 N. Broadway. Regan said the idea to use it as a multipurpose area came as an afterthought when they considered that the bakery would operate only during the day.

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In the financially forbidding restaurant world, launching a new place can be tough. That's why Elizabeth Restaurant (4835 N. Western, Unit D, 773-681-0651) is asking fans to pitch in.

Mercury Theater Chicago announced Friday that neighbor and tenant Cullen's Bar & Grill (3741 N. Southport Ave.) is now closed.

After five years as one of Chicago's most notable vegan restaurants, Karyn's on Green (130 S. Green St.) will shut its doors Sunday.

This Sunday, Ada St. (1664 N. Ada St., 773-697-7069) will break out a pretty special bottle to celebrate its third year in business.

Feb 06 2013

Updated 4 days ago

Lots of police cars at Belmont (in internet cafe btw Halsted and Clark) 5Feb

Does anyone know what happened yesterday (Monday) around 12:45pm on Belmont? I was waiting for the Belmont bus, two guys were interacting...one white, young guy was yelling loud at the black guy with a white fur coat on that he made him lose $1000 and miss his flight, that he was "legit, a taxpayer" and the other guy was according to him " a drug dealer". He was making a phone call. Ten minutes later about eight cop cars (marked...

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Does anyone know what happened yesterday (Monday) around 12:45pm on Belmont? I was waiting for the Belmont bus, two guys were interacting...one white, young guy was yelling loud at the black guy with a white fur coat on that he made him lose $1000 and miss his flight, that he was "legit, a taxpayer" and the other guy was according to him " a drug dealer". He was making a phone call. Ten minutes later about eight cop cars (marked and unmarked) pull up and one detective goes into the internet cafe with his gun drawn. I saw the black guy being talk to by other cops on the street. My bus pulled up just then. It was intense. Lots of commotion. ???

  • Chambers IV J. Steven Medill Student

    Hey Beebee, do you know what the name of that internet cafe was?

  • It seemed to close soon after the police stormed it Feb 5, 2013 (two years ago). Can't remember the name, but it had the word INTERNET in block letters across the front of it. It was just west of the alley in between Halsted and Clark on the northside of Belmont Avenue.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

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.

4 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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