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Referendum about proposed CTA "Flyover" on Nov. 4 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.

Want to know more? Contact: 3200nwiltonblk@gmail.com

Or join the conversation on Facebook or Twitter:
www.facebook.com/pages/3200nwiltonblock44thwardchicago/124214374407302

  • There are over 200 square blocks in Lakeview (3.158 square miles, 8x8 blocks in a mile), and this will affect TWO of them -- 1%. This is not even close to a "huge chunk of Central Lakeview" being ruined. After redevelopment, it will look even better than it does today,...

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    There are over 200 square blocks in Lakeview (3.158 square miles, 8x8 blocks in a mile), and this will affect TWO of them -- 1%. This is not even close to a "huge chunk of Central Lakeview" being ruined. After redevelopment, it will look even better than it does today, with ratty little one-story retail dumps.

    And the people voting in this referendum are mostly ones who are directly affected by the work. Even if they voted 100% against it, there's no consideration of the literally hundreds of thousands of other people passing through that junction every day. This referendum is nothing but showboating, a gimmick, a bunch of "not in my backyard" parochialism. Think bigger picture, folks!

    Note that the people affected won't become homeless. They will be paid FULL MARKET VALUE for their homes, plus relocation help and expenses. Where else can you get a guarantee of full market value with no showing people through, waiting months for an offer, not knowing how much it will be?

  • d3 NOH

    Ellen, and part of the delay is the switching that needs to occur. Not just because the trains have to traverse the tracks of others, which this will eliminate, but also because the switches are prone to failure. And then because of both factors, the trains back up north of...

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    Ellen, and part of the delay is the switching that needs to occur. Not just because the trains have to traverse the tracks of others, which this will eliminate, but also because the switches are prone to failure. And then because of both factors, the trains back up north of the switch and just sit there while everyone waits, but the browns have to take two switch cycles because both S and NB traverse and they don't often do it at the same time. But, they have to keep the browns moving NB or it would backup south of there too. But, that's at the cost of slowing the red and purple. (I *never* waited anything even remotely comparable when I came from southport.). The switching last winter was a cause of 25-45 minute delays 2-3x a week if you were coming all the way from Howard on purple or red. I stopped taking the el and drove, I had to, the el was totally unreliable and slow. It was the kind of thing where it was like getting onto a plane where the captain knew you were #50 in line for takeoff--they would tell you when you just after you left Howard going SB "well folks, looks like..." -- none of that had to do with the slow tracks, which aren't at all slow in comparison to the delays from Belmont I'm speaking of.

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The 18 Best Pizzas In Chicago, 2014 Edition

Ceres Table is located at 3124 N Broadway.

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JB Alberto’s is located at 1326 W Morse Ave.

Lina’s Pizza is located at 3132 S. Morgan St.

Pizza Castle is located at 3256 W. 55th St.

Boiler Room is located at 2210 N. California Ave.

Macello’s is located at 1235 West Lake Street.

Stella Barra is located at 1954 N Halsted.

Geneo’s is located at 2945 W. 59th St.

Pizza Art Cafe is located at 4658 N. Rockwell St.

Falco’s Pizza is located at 2806 W. 40th Pl.

Medici on 57th is located at 1327 E. 57th St.

Cleo's is located at 1935 W. Chicago Ave.

Floriole is located at 1220 W Webster Ave.

Fox’s Beverly Pub is located at 9956 S. Western Ave.

Santullo’s is located at 1943 W. North Ave.

Flo & Santos is located at 1310 S. Wabash Ave.

Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Co. is located at 2121 N. Clark St.

Exchequer is located at 226 S. Wabash Ave.

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Chicago Speed Camera Map: watch out for one by Lane Tech High School

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Just an fyi, speed cameras in school zones are set if you go over 20 mph. Watch out for one at 2501 W. Addison by Lane Tech High School. The normal speed limit is 30 mph and the cameras run longer than expected (6am - 9pm?) not just during school hours. $100 ticket.

  • Dang, I didn't know they now took speeding violations from the front?! What are times of the reduced 20mph speed?

  • There's also one just south of Belmont/Lincoln/Ashland between the Petco and Boston Market. i just noticed the sign today. As others have mentioned, it's 20 MPH. I *think the sign said it's enforced during school hours when children are present. Someone please correct me if I am wrong. 20 MPH is SO slow. Combine the school zones with all of the the slow zones because of city parks and you'll be at a crawl on many busy thoroughfares.

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27 Magazine Holders

I have 27 magazine holders/cases I'd like to give away, preferably to a charity. I know that I can drop them off at one of many local charities, but I'd prefer to give them to a charity that is going to use them. Do you know of one?

  • The Black Star Project on Sept 22, 2014, has need for wooden magazine racks.
    Please follow up with Dorothy at 773.285-9600 on this fine offer for magazine holders.

  • Shelly Lifelong suburbanite, now in South Lakeview.

    I checked with them. I'll take some or all of them! :)

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walking partner(s)

Senior seeking women walking partners in Lakeview area between Belmong and Irving Park/Damen and Shefield

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Bus Shelter on Broadway and Sheridan

Does anyone know what happened to the Bus shelter on the corner of Broadway and Sheridan? I drove by it this morning and the glass was shattered.

  • My guess would be a car ran into it. I've seen that happen several times at other bus shelters. Once on Division and Western I was almost hit by a car that took down the whole shelter. Be careful in those things.

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Soar High with Chicago's Mightiest Wings

Crisp (2904 N. Broadway Street, Chicago)

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Take Me Out (1502 W. 18th Street, Chicago)

Mott St (1401 N. Ashland Avenue, Chicago)

Old Town Social (455 W. North Avenue, Chicago)

Jake Melnick's Corner Tap (41 E. Superior Street, Chicago)

Yusho (2853 N. Kedzie Avenue, Chicago)

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Memory care home for dementia - least expensive in the area?

Sorry, to be so direct about a sensitive subject but memory care is way expensive and my family has to budget the money available very closely as there are two people involved. Right now they are paying $7,000.00 a month for two and, while that is a very good price, they are living out of state and, though its a very nice facility, they beg hourly to come back to the Chicago area.. Its impossible to get costs online. Thanks very much for any information.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    The Admiral is very expensive

  • Resident of LP In Lincoln Park since 1980

    We just moved my mother- in-law into Sunrise of Lincoln Park, at 2710 N. Clark. It is about between $5000-$6000 per month. I'm not sure what it is for a couple. It is an amazing place with a focus on memory care. It is worth checking out for your parents.
    It would be nice to have them close by.

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What's going on in Boystown?

I've lived in Boystown for two years now, and in the last few months I feel like the strip of Halsted between Roscoe and Clark has gotten… questionable. In the last week and a half alone:

1. Walking to DSW, 8 pm. Someone approaches me trying to sell cocaine.
2. Walking to dentist, 10 am. Large man calls me a f-ing f***** transvestite with my d*** between my legs. (I am a small blonde girl).
3. Walking home with my...

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I've lived in Boystown for two years now, and in the last few months I feel like the strip of Halsted between Roscoe and Clark has gotten… questionable. In the last week and a half alone:

1. Walking to DSW, 8 pm. Someone approaches me trying to sell cocaine.
2. Walking to dentist, 10 am. Large man calls me a f-ing f***** transvestite with my d*** between my legs. (I am a small blonde girl).
3. Walking home with my boyfriend, 8 pm. Man jumps in our face yelling that we're gross, both of us. (I can assure you, we're not).

These things all occurred during normal weekday hours. It's starting to make me uncomfortable even walking down that corridor, and I've never felt that way before.

Has anyone else noticed a lot of weird going ons over there?

  • Robert Rohdenburg Affordable Housing Activist for ONE Northside

    I am an affordable housing activist who was evicted from the Chateau Hotel last June along with about 140 other elderly, people with disabilities, veterans, and working poor Chateau Hotel tenants. I hope that all Lakeview/Uptown area residents are noticing that the closing the Ambers SRO, The Sheffield House SRO,...

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    I am an affordable housing activist who was evicted from the Chateau Hotel last June along with about 140 other elderly, people with disabilities, veterans, and working poor Chateau Hotel tenants. I hope that all Lakeview/Uptown area residents are noticing that the closing the Ambers SRO, The Sheffield House SRO, the Abbott SRO, The Chateau SRO, the Lawrence House SRO, the Astor House SRO, and other area SRO's in recent years has NOT reduced crime in the area or significantly improved the area, as Ald. Cappleman had expected when he targeted certain SROs for the gut-rehab/conversions into higher rent housing, now owned by BJB Properties and FLATS Chicago. Hurting low income tenants, 2,200 evicted in the last three years alone, causes more problems for others and does not eliminate the problems some residents and alderman thought would be solved with their closing. Gentrification hurts those that remain or move into the gentrified neighborhood as well as those forced out. If bad or illegal things/ happen, take a picture with your cell phone, if you can, and go to police. Those committing crimes, such as selling drugs, harassing pedestrians. trying to extort money from motorist/parkers, need to be stopped or charged. Bad and illegal behavior that is tolerated or rewarded will get worse.

  • dse

    nice comment, greg morrow. just lower the standards for city behavior, and voila! what we get is just what we should have expected. no thanks. given the organization you are posting from, i'd think you'd be a little more visionary/hopeful/inspiring than that. wouldn't you?

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Classroom Fundraiser - Alcott Elementary

A Chromebook Today Can Help Us For Life - Ms. Lukosavich is asking for $324 for a Chromebook for her class to improve their writing and work on class assignments.

http://www.donorschoose.org/project/a-chromebook-today-can-help-us-for-life/1333901

  • glukosa teacher

    Also, if you use the code "Inspire" when you check out, your gift will be matched, essentially doubling your contribution to the project.

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Theater events: Gift Theatre premieres ‘Bethany'

...presents the Chicago premiere of the political thriller, which begins previews Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago. Associate artistic director Nick Bowling directs the production, which stars Kyle Hatley as Danny...

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...Paul D'Addario star. Previews begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. The show opens Oct. 2. $20-$30. (773) 283-7071 or thegifttheatre.org...

...them announces she is pregnant. Performances continue through Oct. 12 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. (773) 404-7336 or greenhousetheater.org or route66theatre.org...

...Previews began Friday, Sept. 19, at 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, for Filament Theatre's Midwest premiere of "The Monster in the Hall." David Grieg...

...new revue "A Kurt Weill Cabaret" beginning previews Friday, Sept. 19, at No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago. The show, directed by Fred Anzevino, includes "Threepenny Opera" and "Mahagonny Songspiel" selections as...

...show, directed by Fred Anzevino, includes "Threepenny Opera" and "Mahagonny Songspiel" selections as well as Broadway and Hollywood tunes. It opens Monday, Sept. 22. (800) 595-4849 or theo-u.org...

...m. Saturday, Sept. 20, and Sept. 26 and 27 at Holy Covenant United Methodist Church, 925 W. Diversey St., Chicago. Admission is free. From the readings, audiences will select their favorite work, which Artemisa...

...s Words contest Saturday, Sept. 20, and Sunday, Sept. 21, at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., Chicago. The finalists include Pat Montley's "Kali Dances"; Laura Jones' "Creative Nonfiction"; Jan O...

• Zoe Schwartz, Joseph Schupbach and Laura McKenzie team up for the sketch comedy show "Totally Cute!" running Friday, Sept. 19, through Sunday, Sept. 21, at Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. (773) 598-4549 or gorillatango.com.

...Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St., Chicago, remounts its 2013 world premiere of Noah Haidle's "Smokefall," this time in the...

• Idle Muse Theatre Company's version of "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson's novel by Jeffrey Hatcher, opens Saturday, Sept. 20, at Rivendell Theatre, 5779 N. Ridge Ave., Chicago. (773) 340-9438 or idlemuse.org.

...City Theatre's second production for children 5 and younger, opens Saturday, Sept. 20, at 2933 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. Written and created by artistic director Ernie Nolan, the play is about a party...

...Kinky Boots") and Karen Mason ("Mamma Mia"), perform Monday, Sept. 22, at City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph St., Chicago, as part of Launching FWD! the inaugural event for the newly created FWD Theatre...

...in 2006. Performances begin Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut St., Chicago. (800) 775-2000 or broadwayinchicago.com...

...is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario St., Chicago. Admission is free, but registration is required. See prairie.org...

...opera using African music and storytelling. This performance at the Skyline Stage on Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, marks the company's Chicago debut. It runs Thursday, Sept. 25, to Sunday, Sept...

...production of Anton Chekhov's "The Proposal" continues Fridays through Oct. 3 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. The play about a young man's attempts to propose to his beloved is...

...anonymous donor has donated $100,000 to the Raven Theatre, a respected storefront company at 6157 N. Clark St., Chicago. "In my judgment," the donor wrote, "Raven Theatre has been taking the kind of...

• Tickets are now available for Commedia Beauregard's last production of "A Klingon Christmas Carol," running Dec. 4 to 21 at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. Order by Oct. 3 and receive a 20 percent discount. (773) 935-6875 or cbtheatre.org.

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Where can I rent an empty space for short term

Where can I rent an empty space for short term? My business needs a flexspace for assembling equipment. We only need to rent it for a few days.

  • Jen K 22-year Lakeview resident

    Can you give us a sense of how much space you need, how large the equipment is, etc.? Hotel meeting rooms can be rented without any furniture, but they might not be viable if you're assembling equipment that could potentially cause damage the floor or walls. What about a renting one of those garage-style storage units for a month?

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Two free items

I have a rocking chair (ugly but comfy) and a table top (scratched) that I'm going to give away on Free Cycle or CL, but thought I'd offer them here first. Please let me know if you very soon if are interested.

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Missing cat

Black and white cat with black nose got out yesterday near Wolfram and Lakewood. Thanks. 773-580-4130

  • Mila is still missing. Please call or text any information to 773-580-4130. Reward: $300

  • I have not found Mila but I did find a very hungry black and white cat in the alley of 1649 Barry. The cat has a black face with a thin white streak.

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR ALTERATIONS TO EXISTING 3 STORY COMMERCIAL BUILDING WITH BASEMENT (12,786 SQ. FT.), INCLUDING NEW ENCLOSED STAIRWELL AND NEW ROOF DECK (3347 SQ. FT.)

    3033 N. Clark St. Issued September 19, 2014 Comment

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Updated 47 hours ago

Muskie's Closing

Sigh... Another institution bites the dust. Muskie's (corner of Lincoln/George/Lakewood) is closing either this Saturday or next Saturday. They are renters and the owner wants to do something else with the property. The cleaner next door also has to close soon.

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ID found at bus stop Diversey & Paulina (east bound)

We found an id card for a Ben Schlueter at the bus stop. If you know Ben or are Ben message us here on everyblock.

  • Did you look him up on Facebook? If you're able, I saw two that could be him, but you may better be able to tell since you have his picture....

  • Yes, I did look him up and sent him a message. Thanks for your suggestion.

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Beautiful Victorian table base in the alley, 1900 block of Oakdale

Square shape, beautiful carving; missing top (probably was marble).

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