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Experiences with apartment searching in early spring/late winter?

Hello Everyone!

I am looking for people who have had experiences with searching for apartments with April 1st least start dates. Our current lease ends at the end of September, but our landlord made us an offer to extend our lease to the end of March. I have tried searching the web for information regarding what the rental market looks like during that time, but haven't really found anything.

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Hello Everyone!

I am looking for people who have had experiences with searching for apartments with April 1st least start dates. Our current lease ends at the end of September, but our landlord made us an offer to extend our lease to the end of March. I have tried searching the web for information regarding what the rental market looks like during that time, but haven't really found anything.

We know that the October 1st lease starting time is one of the busiest and most fast paced rental seasons, but we may not be able to invest the time in August and September that is needed to snap up a nice apartment so we are seriously considering the April start date alternative.

So I am asking if any of you have any experience with the April start date rental market. Do there tend to be a decent amount of properties available in a variety of neighborhoods? Do the prices fluctuate at all? Is it silly to think that the market at that time won't be as ideal?

Any and all information or anecdotes you could send our way would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance!

  • Tom Zullo Lakeview Resident 16 years and counting!

    I am a landlord and being a native for many years in Chicago, I see May as the biggest month for rental opportunities and through the summer. People typically move here after graduation and or with a young family with the intention in being settled before fall hits. That said, rental agreements cycle or renew (or not) May through Summer months.

  • Thank you all for the information. It really helps a lot!

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Looking for a Veterinary Clinic

Good Morning,
I am a new pet parent of a cat. Just starting to looking around for vets. The closest to me is "Higgins Animal Clinic" I was wondering what do you think? Thank you so much for your help!

  • If you have a car, I'd suggest perhaps going to the suburbs. My vet here in the city quoted me $1500 for my dog's dental cleaning and a few extractions. The exact same procedure in a western suburb is going to cost less than $400. I understand that expenses are far more substantial in the city but an $1110 difference? No. I'll never return to my vet here in the city.

  • Ann in Lakeview 30+ years in Lakeview

    Thank you all for your help! :)

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Korean BBQ + Karaoke at Yuki Hana - Aug 5th

Tue, Aug 5, 2014 6pm-8pm

A special invite to all Lakeview neighbors -- COME OUT AND MEET YOUR NEIGHBORS!

Join the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce for our August Neighborhood Nite at Yuki Hana and show off your grilling skills on the built-in table barbecue grills and later you can sing your heart out in the private Karaoke rooms!

Tickets are $20. Space is limited, register now!

http://chicago.lakevieweast.com/events/details/lvecc-neighborhood-nite-at-yuki-hana-5430

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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

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5411 Empanadas Plans to Open in Time for Wicker Park Fest Saturday

In addition to the restaurant, the space will serve as a commissary kitchen, where the empanada fillings for the company's food truck and Lakeview location at 2850 N. Clark St. will be cooked in big batches and then assemble inside the empanadas.

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"It will be a great opportunity for us to open Saturday and right now that is the goal," said Nicolas Ibarzabel, one of three owners of 5411 Empanadas, which has been planning a build-out at 2045 W. North Ave. for almost a year.

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Events July 23 - Wed., July 30

...music, peer support, adult supervision, referrals and education. 5:00pm - 7:00pm Broadway Youth Center 615 W Wellington Ave www.genderadvocates.org/Tyra/TYRADropIn.html

3160: Thanks for the Memories After 28 years of serving the community as Annex 3 and 3160, they say thank you for allowing them to become your family. Wish goodbye to Boystown's piano and cabaret lounge. 6:00pm - 12:00am 3160 Chicago's Piano & Cabaret 3160 N. Clark www.chicago3160.com

Documentary: Just Gender screening Film explores the world of transgender people. Note: A certain number of tickets must be purchased in advance for the film screening to go forward. 7:30pm Landmark Century Centre Cinema 2828 N. Clark St. Tickets: https://gathr.us/screening/8358

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...word and commemorate Brooks' legacy in cultivating emerging voices. 7:00pm - 9:00pm Chopin Theatre 1543 W Division St www.guildcomplex.org

...inspired stage performance with rare NIN videos and remixes. 10:00pm - 4:00am Berlin Nightclub 954 W Belmont Ave www.berlinchicago.com

Artist Workshop Event for networking, sharing art, speaking about various art topics and genres while having fun. 10:00am - 5:00pm, 815 W. 63rd St., Chicago IL 60621; https://www.facebook.com/events/237403159792396/

...performance is about family, identity and the space in between. Check for times. Theater Wit 1229 W Belmont Ave. www.facebook.com/events/1504396059778750/ Tickets: https://www.theaterwit.org/tickets/productions/189/performances#top

...burlesque dancers ThomASS Edison, Slightly Spitfire. $5 at the door 8:00pm Hamburger Mary's, 5400 N. Clark St.

...and betrayal. $15 at the door. $10 at Brownpaperticket.com 8:00pm The Call ( Chicago ) 1547 W Bryn Mawr

...archdiocese fundraising department. Now in its 21st year in Chicago. 8:00pm Royal George Theatre 1641 N Halsted St 312-988-9000 www.latenitecatechism.info . Tickets: http...

...partners, and family members. Free. No RSVP needed. 11:00am - 12:30pm Center on Halsted 3656 N Halsted http://www.dbsa-glbt-chicago.com...

Fitness training Chicago Gay Hockey Association off-ice workout training classes every Saturday each week. Free to members. $5 for non-members 1:00pm Urban Athlete, 4437 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago http://chicagogayhockey.org/calendar/

...and workshops at 1pm, dinner at 4, bands at 5pm. 5:00pm Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219-21 S. Morgan St., projectfiercechicago.org

...for Freedom Band Director Christy Zurcher, 3:00pm Northeastern Illinois University, lawn near Student Union, 5500 N. St. Louis Ave., www.lakesidepride.org

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Wine classes?

I am looking for a local beginner wine class in the Roscoe Village area. Any suggestions?

  • Dan

    Hi. I'm a Certified Sommelier whose mentors were both David Klein and Alpana Singh. Before I undertook my studies, Alpana directed me to The Court of Master Sommeliers (www.mastersommeliers.org), who offer a syllabus of recommended literature and three levels of testing, if that interests you. If you're looking for something...

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    Hi. I'm a Certified Sommelier whose mentors were both David Klein and Alpana Singh. Before I undertook my studies, Alpana directed me to The Court of Master Sommeliers (www.mastersommeliers.org), who offer a syllabus of recommended literature and three levels of testing, if that interests you. If you're looking for something more fun and casual, I can always help. If you want to study wine a bit and have fun doing it, check my website out to see if it appeals to you (www.thegrapesimple.com). That way, you can invite friends over, enjoy a few beverages, and get some instruction while doing it. Otherwise, The Chopping Block is good. Good luck, and have fun!

  • Check out Joe's Wine Cellar on Division, they are starting up some beginner classes. http://www.joeswinecellar.com/events/wine-101-class/?month=7&year=2014&categoryID=&relatedID=

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Couple attacked on Irving park east of Broadway

I'm learning of a couple being attacked crossing the alley of Broadway and Irving park, the man was hit over the head with a bottle then the four men tried to rape the female,, the man came to and managed to fight them off,,, I can find no accounts of this,, July 17/ pm.. Anyone have info?

3 days ago

Looking for family to join our nanny share

We are looking for family with a child over 1 year old to join our nanny share in East Lake View near Belmont and Sheridan. Would be happy to share details with anyone interested.

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WiFi Enabled "People Spots" Hit Lakeview East at 2863 and 2914 N. Clark St.

The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the launch of their pop-up public gathering space and art piece, People Spots, available now through October at 2863 and 2914 N. Clark St. Two sites on the east and west side of the street host two unique People Spots, each containing fixed seating areas of various styles, bistro tables, chairs and strong public WiFi signals. For more information on the People Spots and campaign in general, please visit www.LakeviewEast.com....

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The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the launch of their pop-up public gathering space and art piece, People Spots, available now through October at 2863 and 2914 N. Clark St. Two sites on the east and west side of the street host two unique People Spots, each containing fixed seating areas of various styles, bistro tables, chairs and strong public WiFi signals. For more information on the People Spots and campaign in general, please visit www.LakeviewEast.com.

In 2013, the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce and Special Service Area #8 (SSA #8) launched the Clark Street Task Force, a community-driven strategic planning process to develop concepts for the improvement of the Clark Street Corridor. Residents, business owners, and property owners were surveyed with a top priority being an increase in the amount of nearby pedestrian gathering space through People Spots. Participants viewed People Spots as a way of activating a welcoming public space in the corridor without the attendant costs and disruption of traditional construction.

The two unique, 6 ft. x 40 ft. installations are designed separately by Katherine Darnstadt of Latent Design and Duane Sohl of Sohl. Architect with Gary DeStefano of DCR Builders, LLC. Both were chosen from a request-for-proposal process, with each satisfying the desire for increased public gathering and green space. The green space for each People Spot is installed by Patch Landscaping. Patch also creates and maintains the hanging baskets and planters throughout Lakeview East as well as the “urban oasis garden” located within the annual Lakeview East Festival of the Arts (September 13 and 14, 2014).

Though a comprehensive rethinking of the corridor is well underway based on feedback from the strategic planning process, the People Spots provide immediate place-making benefits for those who live, work, dine, and shop nearby.

  • d3 NOH

    ...so we're just handing the extra $$ over to LAZ now ehh...

  • Ryan C. 15+ year Lakeview East resident

    Does the city reimburse the parking meter company, or does East Lakeview CoC?

  • d3 NOH

    typically the organizer of such a thing would have to secure the funding

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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, very tired

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

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Boyhood is the fatherhood of the manhood

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May 31

Updated 6 days ago

Homemade Pizza Company closed all locations

RIP #HomemadePizzaCo. Looks like all locations are closed, and their Facebook and Twitter are deleted. This is an L3 building so we'll see what happens next.

http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com/2014/05/rip-homemade-pizza-company.html

  • Matt 10-year Lakeview resident

    They must have left some food behind because the Southport storefront is now littered with dead flies...such an eyesore, creeps me out each time I walk past it on my commute. Shocked that the chain closed, they must have overexpanded--this location had a line of customers every evening.

  • Personally, I never understood the business model. I bought pizzas from them twice and stopped after I realized I could get a pizza made, and delivered to me for the same price as this place. Did I mention that the delivered pizza was already made? I didn't have to cook it myself.

    I found them to be overpriced for what they were offering.

Jul 17

Updated 6 days ago

Iron fence and security gate recommendation

We are looking for a company to replace the fance and gate around our condo building. Any recommendations? Thanks!

  • Hi MandM, we just added extra security gates to our home and used johns pro fence # 773-263-3625. John is a nice man, reliable, fast and of great value. I highly recommend him to everyone in our neighborhood, especially to heighten security and safety!

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