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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.

18 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

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

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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

2 days ago

Updated 7 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!

  • Robert Rohdenburg Affordable Housing Activist for ONE Northside

    EXCERPTS FROM THE CITY OF EVANSTON WEB SITE:
    FROM:http://www.cityofevanston.org/health/pest-control/
    Pest Control

    Insects, rodents, and other animals may be considered pests as they may present negative health effects and/or property damage to residents. For questions regarding insects and rodents call 311 and you will receive assistance.
    Bed Bugs

    The Health Department...

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    EXCERPTS FROM THE CITY OF EVANSTON WEB SITE:
    FROM:http://www.cityofevanston.org/health/pest-control/
    Pest Control

    Insects, rodents, and other animals may be considered pests as they may present negative health effects and/or property damage to residents. For questions regarding insects and rodents call 311 and you will receive assistance.
    Bed Bugs

    The Health Department has been receiving an increasing amount of phone calls regarding Bed Bugs. We can offer consultation for home owners and will perform onsite inspections to provide residents with information on treatment as well as avoiding Bed Bugs. Please call 311 for more information.

    Fact Sheets about Bed Bugs can be found here
    http://www.idph.state.il.us/envhealth/pcbedbugs.htm

  • KKH

    Thanks, Ash. Persistence will pay off, I'm sure. I appreciate, especially, the first-hand endorsement.

    And Robert, thank you, also. I was aware of that rudimentary info. However, without an ordinance (or similar) the problem remains that some owners won't bother to treat their units. A lot of people have no...

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    Thanks, Ash. Persistence will pay off, I'm sure. I appreciate, especially, the first-hand endorsement.

    And Robert, thank you, also. I was aware of that rudimentary info. However, without an ordinance (or similar) the problem remains that some owners won't bother to treat their units. A lot of people have no reaction to the bites... to them, the expense of an exterminator isn't warranted. As bed bugs are known to travel throughout structures, this doesn't bode well for my friends. They're newlyweds. He just moved into her condo. And he's the one who has a horrible reaction. We're talkin' big welts. So much for wedded bliss.

22 hours ago

Updated 19 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?

  • Anthony Boystown resident

    This is the first phase of the Wrigley Field rehab. They are expanding the bleacher section, I believe.

  • Holly 15 year East Lakeview Resident.

    From the Cubs Community Email:

    Dear Neighbor,

    We wanted to keep you updated on the progress toward renovation and expansion of Wrigley Field. Today, crews will begin relocating underground public works and utility infrastructure in preparation for the renovation and expansion of Wrigley Field.

    The City of Chicago Department of...

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    From the Cubs Community Email:

    Dear Neighbor,

    We wanted to keep you updated on the progress toward renovation and expansion of Wrigley Field. Today, crews will begin relocating underground public works and utility infrastructure in preparation for the renovation and expansion of Wrigley Field.

    The City of Chicago Department of Water Management, Peoples Gas and Commonwealth Edison will be performing work to relocate underground water, sewer and gas lines. This work will take place under the street and the parkway on the east side of Sheffield Avenue.

    Sheffield Avenue will be completely closed from Thursday (8/28) through Sunday (8/31) for excavation and installation of a new main and service to the residences and businesses. Beginning Tuesday, September 2, the parkway and east lane of traffic will be closed from 8 am until two hours prior to the start of each Wrigley Field event. CDOT will allow work to proceed on game days but all work, equipment and personnel will be off site a minimum of two hours prior to the start of each Wrigley Field event.

Aug 05

Updated 21 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!

  • angelranger 46 year Northside resident

    @DavidL thanks for the post. Having had garage broken into twice I highly recommend watching this vid and securing the garage door manual release with nylon ties or similar. Residents: look outside and at the top of the door for forced marks just below the top door frame. Usually a 2 X 4 imprint or pry bar, just enough to snake in a coat hanger or similar and pull the release chain. Takes 5 seconds. Another scenario is a universal radio frequency transmitter could open multiple doors.

  • 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?

Jul 19

Updated 21 hours 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 37 hours 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.

3 days ago

Updated 38 hours 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.

38 hours ago

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44 hours 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.

44 hours 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...

44 hours 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.

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.

44 hours 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...

3 days ago

Updated 45 hours 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

46 hours ago

Should You Paint Your Crown Molding? A 2-Bedroom at 559 W. Surf in Lakeview

Should You Paint Your Crown Molding? A 2-Bedroom at 559 W. Surf in Lakeview

Aug 17

Updated 46 hours ago

Volunteer work

Hi all! I recently moved to the Lakeview area and now that I'm settled I'm looking to do some volunteer work. Anyone know of any volunteer work/mentoring programs working with at-risk youth or young girls? I'm currently a teacher, therefore need something in the early evening. Thanks!

  • Midtown Educational Foundation has girls mentoring programs after school/work. http://www.midtown-metro.org/metro/

  • Paul Obbagy Volunteer Coordinator, Refugee Programs

    Hello! I happened to see your message and thought I'd reach out. I'm a Volunteer Coordinator for a refugee resettlement agency in Ravenswood (not too far from Lakeview), and we have a number of volunteer programs that might fit you, including tutoring and mentoring programs. If you'd like me to...

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    Hello! I happened to see your message and thought I'd reach out. I'm a Volunteer Coordinator for a refugee resettlement agency in Ravenswood (not too far from Lakeview), and we have a number of volunteer programs that might fit you, including tutoring and mentoring programs. If you'd like me to send you the full descriptions, just shoot me an email by going to my profile (click on my name) and go to "Send Email" on the right side of my profile, and I'll be sure to send you more info!

    This is, of course, also open to anyone else that may be looking for volunteer opportunities!

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Updated 47 hours ago

Found Grey and White Cat Irving/Damen

Female. Not chipped. Friendly. Let me know if you recognize her, she misses her family!

  • The cat has been around for a few weeks. The woman who found her is trying to find her owner but so far no luck.

  • put it back in the streets and it will probably walk back home.. cats usually leave the house and wonder and return home.. i noticed..

2 days ago

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Artisanal cheeses at their peak in summer

...black slate with accompaniments that might include pickled vegetables, jams, honey or even caramel corn. 2947 N. Broadway, 773-472-4781

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...The cheeses are presented on a wooden plank accompanied by a house-made strawberry jam. 151 E. Wacker Drive, 312-565-1234 ext. 4496

...dried fig compote, a cabernet and black pepper gelee and Granny Smith apples ($2.50). 339 N. Dearborn St., 312-755-9463

2 days ago

Enrollment

2861 N. Clark, 2nd FloorChicago60657 + Google Map

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Aug 04

Updated 2 days ago

Loud bang in West Lakeview/NorthCenter

Heard a loud bang (not fireworks) at 1:50 am Sunday night. Sounded like a shotgun or explosion. Anyone else hear it? We are near Ashland and Irving Park.

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Rare East Lakeview single family home sales: Prices higher than 1995!

...among the many residential condos and apartments.  This attractive cottage style free standing home at 653 W Wellington (pictured below) caught our eye over the weekend. It sold in 1995 for $400,000...

637 W Surf, a renovated row house, closed in February for $1,160,000. 

638 W Oakdale, a free standing 1887 built grey stone, closed in June for $1,400,000. 

629 W Melrose, the largest home situated on a 35' wide and 157' long lot, closed for over list price at $1,551,000 this month.

Three (3) homes are under contract listed from $975,000 to a whopping $4,000,000 in the East Lakeview boundaries.  The later is a new build development located on a very nice residential block of 2900 N Burling.

Five single family homes (including row houses) are currently offered for sale.  There are some interesting offerings in East Lakeview from $875,000 (a super cool renovated row house at 507 W Oakdale that I really love) to a luxury renovated brownstone at 419 W Oakdale asking $2,995,000.

Five single family homes (including row houses) are currently offered for sale.  There are some interesting offerings in East Lakeview from $875,000 (a super cool renovated row house at 507 W Oakdale that I really love) to a luxury renovated brownstone at 419 W Oakdale asking $2,995,000.

Apr 15 2012

Updated 2 days ago

Hawthorne School - Field

Does anyone know if there are groups or organizations that are allowed to reserve the entire field next to the school? We were there playing with our children a few weekends ago when a huge group of people playing soccer completely overtook the entire field and essentially pushed us out.

  • Alex D Resident since 2009

    There are city leagues that have the field reserved for games on some nights. Also youth leagues during the day on some weekends.

  • Frank T. Teacher in Lakeview

    I coach for a school, and we have permits on us at all times in case there's a conflict.

  • I was wondering who you can contact to make a reservation or see the schedule?

2 days ago

Chicago Spirit Brigade (CSB) workshops and tryouts coming up in Sept

Hello all,

If you're interested in volunteering for an organization that raises money and awareness through performance for local charities that provide direct care services for life-threatening challenges, come and try out for the Chicago Spirit Brigade!

We are looking for cheerleaders, flag twirlers (drill), and dancers. All experiences levels welcome. No experience even necessary. All ages (21 and up) are welcome.

If you are interested, please go to csbstars.com to sign up for more information.

Hope to see you at workshops!

2 days ago

Chicago craft beer events: August 25-28

DryHop Brewers, 3155 N. Broadway Ave., Chicago (773-857-3155

Bar Pastoral, 2947 N Broadway Chicago (773) 472-4781

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FoBAB will be held on two days, November 14th and 15th, at the UIC Forum, 725 W Roosevelt Rd., Chicago

FoBAB will be held on two days, November 14th and 15th, at the UIC Forum, 725 W Roosevelt Rd., Chicago

Beermiscuous, 2812 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago 855-450-2337

Lottie's Pub, 1925 W. Cortland, Chicago (773) 489-0738

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr. Chicago (773) 755-5100

Sheffield's Beer and Wine Garden, 3258 N Sheffield Ave., Chicago (773) 281-4989

Fountainhead, 1970 W. Montrose Ave, Chicago (773) 697-8204

Old Town Pour House, 1419 N. Wells St., Chicago (312) 477-2800

Goose Island Brewpub, 1800 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago (312) 915-0071

Longman & Eagle, 2657 N. Kedzie Ave. Chicago 773-276-7110

Headquarters Beercade, 213 W. Institute Place, Chicago (773) 665-5660

Delilah's, 2771 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 472-2771

Franklin Tap, 325 S. Franklin, Chicago (312) 922-8025

6PM: Simone’s, 960 W 18th Street

8PM-ish: Dusek’s, 1227 W 18th Street

10PM-ish: Harbee Tavern, 1345 W 18th Street

Ugly Mug Cafe, 1458 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago (312) 666-7707

Jerry's - Andersonville, 5419 N. Clark St., Chicago

Beer Geeks, 3030 45th St., Highland, IN (219) 513-9795

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Where to Donate Women's Clothing

I am trying to track down where I can donate a large amount of women's clothing. All sizes and seasons. I have called a few places already...either they don't accept clothing, or they don't accept as much as I have (8-10 garbage bags full, all clean). Any tips? I do not want to throw them out, but do not have the storage space anymore! Thanks!

  • p.k

    St. Paul's church on Fullerton and Orchard is having a rummage sale the 6th of September. You can drop off your stuff with them I believe any time from now to the sale. They also donate all items after the sale to various organizations depending on the items. So your items make it to someone who want/needs it. You can call them and they may also pick up, not sure if they pick up clothes or just larger furniture items. Hope that helps.

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