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Old Dominick's Site in Lakeview Will Finally be Developed

From Ald. Tom Tunney: "The site of the former Dominick’s has been vacant since the fire in 2005 and currently serves as a surface parking lot. The new five-story development will include a 71,000 square foot Mariano’s grocery store, a 40,000 square foot X-Sport Fitness, 15,000 square feet of additional retail space and 280 parking spaces. A new traffic signal will be installed at the entrance of the building and the signal at Wellington and Broadway will get a much-needed upgrade. "

http://www.44thward.org/3030-n-broadway/

  • Snappette Special Agent

    Good to know! Thanks for sharing.

  • Ryan C. 15+ year Lakeview East resident

    I won't believe it until Mariano's opens its doors -- this is the 3rd or 4th announcement that something will be built on that parcel...

    ...but I will keep my fingers crossed.

  • Rob Rosmis Your Neighbor, Your Lakeview Realtor

    Good stuff! This will be great for the area. Let's just hope it gets completed as projected.

3 hours ago

The Best Places To Eat In Chicago When Good Is Good Enough

2850 N. Clark St.

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171 N. Wells St.

601 S. Morgan St

5343 N. Clark St.

230 S. Wabash Ave.

4760 N. Lincoln Ave.

...at the Lincoln location is too long go to the also OK Lawrence location at 1758 W. Lawrence. When trying to soak up multiple beers, order up a margarita and a chimichanga. It...

24 S. Michigan Ave.

27 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Looking for an in-home petsitter for several nights

I'm looking for an in-home petsitter for my dog for a few upcoming trips. I've used a few services in the area and they've just been okay. There was one in particular with which I wasn't at all happy. I came home to all of my windows being open with the AC on, a sink full of filthy dishes and doubts about whether my dog was properly looked after. Lack of communication and general flakiness have been problems too. My dog is a very well behaved twenty pound mutt. He's an easy dog. I'm an easy owner (in more than one way!). We're near the Southport corridor. Please let me know if you have a petsitter you adore. Thank you!

  • We dont know each other but must live pretty close. I would watch him if you like. I grew up with dogs. I dont have one currently.

  • Hi Andrea. I'm retired from a career in broadcast sales & for the last two yrs. have been pursuing my passion- loving pet care! I have numerous references & while the summer was busy, I have more openings now. Please contact me at 248-760-8977. I live in Buena Park. Looking forward to hearing from u.

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Debating if I should call 311 - car abandonment maybe?

There is car at the end of our street that has 2 flat back tires. I swear it hasn't moved in about 2 weeks. It was there last month, with the same 2 back tires blown out, and then it disappeared for a week and now it's back. I feel bad, but it feels like that person is using that spot as their own personal space. Should I call 311?

  • Gunnery Sgt Hartman Neighborhood Bully

    Hllhouse, put down the xbox and move your damned car.

    And yes, you should call 311, there's a phone app where you can take pictures of it as well. Does it have any tickets on it?

  • Yes call. I also use an app on my iPhone called chi works. You can report all kind of issues on it (potholes, city light issues, abandoned cars etc) reported one using the app, which can give address and gps tagged location, and pictures. Car was gone within the day and never seen again

2 days ago

Updated 6 hours ago

What's everyone paying for Comcast (or other) cable/internet service?

Given Comcast's less than transparent pricing, I'm wondering what everyone else is paying. I negotiated Blast internet, Digital Preferred with HD, HBO, and Steampix for approx. $120/mo. We have one cable box. No DVR. No rented modem/router. How about you??

25 hours ago

Updated 6 hours 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!

  • Robert Rohdenburg Affordable Housing Activist for ONE Northside

    Also:
    ST. VINCENT DEPAUL THRIFT STORE/FOOD PANTRY
    FROM:http://www.svdpchicago.org/index.php/donate/thrift-store-donation

    Thrift Store Donation

    Society of St. Vincent de Paul Thrift StoreSupport St. Vincent de Paul by donating new or gently used clothes, shoes and other household items to any of our thrift stores in Chicago, Libertyville, and Midlothian.

    Our thrift stores offer...

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    Also:
    ST. VINCENT DEPAUL THRIFT STORE/FOOD PANTRY
    FROM:http://www.svdpchicago.org/index.php/donate/thrift-store-donation

    Thrift Store Donation

    Society of St. Vincent de Paul Thrift StoreSupport St. Vincent de Paul by donating new or gently used clothes, shoes and other household items to any of our thrift stores in Chicago, Libertyville, and Midlothian.

    Our thrift stores offer more than a low-cost, high quality shopping experience for bargain shoppers. The stores also provide an outlet for those with limited means. Each of the stores honors emergency vouchers, allowing those in need to get free clothing, house wares, and furniture. Funds raised through the stores stay in the local community allowing the sponsoring Conferences to pay rent, utilities, and buy food for our friends in need who come to them for help.

    For more information or to schedule a donation pickup, please call 773.779.6700 (Cook County) or 847.367.4700 (Lake County).

    Donations are tax deductable.

    We are seeking:

    • Clothing, shoes and accessories for women, men and children
    • Kitchen/Dining: dishware, flatware, bake ware, tools, gadgets, small appliances
    • Home Décor: linens, decorative accents, artwork, mirrors, rugs, silk flowers, baskets
    • Furniture: bedroom sets, living room, dining/family rooms, patio

    (See above web site for items that CAN NOT be accepted)
    Please donate with dignity. Your items will reflect on the quality of our stores and show respect for those receiving your items.

    Thank you for your generosity.
    FROM:
    http://www.svdpchicago.org/index.php/thrift-stores/chicago-thrift-storeThe St. Vincent de Paul Chicago Thrift Store, located at 9321 S. Western Avenue in Chicago welcomes you, your family and friends to a low-cost, high quality shopping experience.

    Free furniture pick-up ,Call: 773-779-6700.

    Hours:
    Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Free parking.

  • Robert Rohdenburg Affordable Housing Activist for ONE Northside

    I don't see clothing mentioned in the American Indian Center page below, but you can contact them using the form at:http://aic-chicago.org/?page_id=66
    OR:
    FROM:http://aic-chicago.org/?page_id=633

    American Indian Center, Inc.
    1630 W. Wilson Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60640
    Phone: 773.275.5871
    Fax: 773.275.5874

    Email: aic50@aic-chicago.org
    FROM:
    http://aic-chicago.org/?page_id=904Donations

    The American Indian Center, Inc. (AIC) continues to...

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    I don't see clothing mentioned in the American Indian Center page below, but you can contact them using the form at:http://aic-chicago.org/?page_id=66
    OR:
    FROM:http://aic-chicago.org/?page_id=633

    American Indian Center, Inc.
    1630 W. Wilson Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60640
    Phone: 773.275.5871
    Fax: 773.275.5874

    Email: aic50@aic-chicago.org
    FROM:
    http://aic-chicago.org/?page_id=904Donations

    The American Indian Center, Inc. (AIC) continues to be a primary cultural and community resource for nearly 65,000 American Indians in the greater Chicago metropolitan area. Chicago is the third largest urban Native American population in the country with over 100 tribal nations represented. Since 1953, AIC continues to:
    •Advance the academic progress of our youth;
    •Create health access opportunities for our elders;
    •Provide food and hot meals to seniors and families; and
    •Culturally educate, share and engage schools and businesses through professional development for the desired attainment of cultural understanding

    Providing successful direct service programs for 60 years does come with obstacles. The AIC is continuously challenged and focused to address community concerns that include poverty, hunger and high school drop-out issues. As we embark on our 60th year, we are grateful to our donors, volunteers and dedicated staff for sustaining vital work that continues to help so many families in need. Your investment dollars will go a long way in supporting our programs

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Lakeview Mariano's to Break Ground in February 2015

The Chicago Plan Commission approved a five-story commercial development at 3030 N. Broadway, according to Ald. Tom Tunney (44th).

The alderman said a new traffic signal will be installed at the entrance of the five-story complex, near an alley in the middle of the 3000 block of North Broadway.

The existing signal at Broadway and Wellington will get an upgrade.

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3 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Books to Donate/Sell

Hello! We have a few boxes of paperback books to donate/sell. Mostly adult and some young adult, fiction and non-fiction. We were thinking of maybe doing a book sale and donating the money. Or would it be more worthwhile to just donate the books to the local library or charity?
Recommendations/thoughts/suggestions appreciated! Thanks!

  • sue

    I work for Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro and we have the World's Smallest Library in our lobby. It works like this: anyone is free to take a book at any time but, under an honor system, is expected to either bring it, or another book back at some point. This open system has worked surprisingly well and we are always open to book donations. In addition, once in a while, we do BookSwaps, after which we take leftover books to OpenBooks or other literacy programs.

  • If you have the time, take them to Uncharted Books at 2630 North Milwaukee. The owner might take a few off your hands and give you in-store credit for another book that catches your eye. Donate the rest of them; you won't get much $ from selling them on your own. Another option besides those mentioned above is the Newberry Library who run an annual book fair. http://www.newberry.org/book-fair-donations

17 hours ago

Aug 08

Updated 25 hours ago

Loud noise

Does anyone know what the loud noise was at 4:30 am near Graceland Cemetery?

  • The Crusty Pirate Old crotchety pirate captain (retired)

    @ D3 "Some of us won't be voting for this administration regardless of who their opponents are."

    So, you really think the alternative candidates are going to get you ->LESS<- revenue sucking to support Chicago's theft class ? ; ) - that's a truly hilarious notion.

    The politics and ideology of the emerging alternative candidates REALLY suggest THAT to you ??? : )

  • @D3, no matter who you vote for, my vote will cancel out yours, just saying...

2 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

Dog Walkers

I have noticed a great increase in the amount of doggy poop in our neighborhood. It is everywhere! Please, please, please pick up after your dog-poop everywhere is like ringing the dinner bell for rats. I know someone posted about this a few months ago, but I think it bears repeating.

  • Agree! Every time I now my front lawn, I have to walk the yard first and recently saw an increase in rats in my alley. As a dog owner myself, these people are giving us a bad wrap.

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Updated 43 hours ago

Best Mexican food in Lakeview

1. El Nuevo Mexicano Restaurant | 2914 N. Clark St. | 773-528-2131

3. La Tacorea Asian Mexican Grill | 847 W. Belmont Ave. | 773-549-3500

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2. Azteca de Oro Mexican Grill | 3731 N. Clark St. | 773-857-6565

4. Mixteco Grill | 1601 W. Montrose Ave. | 773-868-1601

5. La Sierra Restaurant | 1637 W. Montrose Ave. | 773-549-5538

  • Jeff Love my 'hood.

    there are several, my my vote goes to -- hands down -- El Nuevo Mexicano Restaurant

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Is Lina's on Sheffield still open?

I have not seen anyone in the restaurant for a couple of weeks and it looks like tablecloths are folded and stowed. I knew they changed some months ago to from Leona's. Anyone know anything about thes?

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4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

911 Response Times

I hope that no one in our neighborhood needs police support in the early hours on Friday and Saturday nights, as our district staffing is well below what weekend activity suggests is needed.

http://crimeinboystown.blogspot.com/2014/08/game-of-moans-rough-weekend-brings.html

"Our police district entered "Radio Assignments Pending" (RAP) status at least three times this weekend, forcing dispatchers to stack up piles of 911 calls until officers became available to respond.

Police response for a man who got beat up and robbed on Belmont this morning took almost an hour. "

  • d3...help me understand the difference. If I'm hearing 75% of calls dispatched as non-emergencies...does that mean even lower-scale non-emergencies are taking up their phone time but not being dispatched? Not sure I follow.

  • I called 911 a few weeks ago to report people breaking into cars and it rang and rang and rang. I let it ring for 2-3 minutes three separate times before someone finally picked up. By that time the thieves were long gone.

    Crime is down because no one can get through to dispatch and when they do the cops are backed up and won't or can't take a report, if they respond to the call at all.

    We need more police in 019, plain and simple.

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Aug 15

Updated 3 days ago

Anyone ever successfully file a noise complaint?

A few of us on here live or work next to constructions sites that like to get started before 8am. In the case of private projects, (those not run by the city) most of these folks don't have permits to work before 8am, but do anyways.

What I want to know, is, have you ever successfully filed a complaint such that the contractor or developer was actually cited? According to the noise ordinance, fines can be $300/500/$1000 per incident.

I've...

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A few of us on here live or work next to constructions sites that like to get started before 8am. In the case of private projects, (those not run by the city) most of these folks don't have permits to work before 8am, but do anyways.

What I want to know, is, have you ever successfully filed a complaint such that the contractor or developer was actually cited? According to the noise ordinance, fines can be $300/500/$1000 per incident.

I've called the police numerous times on a number of building projects that start at 6:30 or 7:00 in the morning. They came out once and spoke to the site foreman, but that was months ago. No phone-call I've made since then has resulted in any change or any action. Today, I've given my name and phone number and asked to speak to the officers when they arrive on site. But, now that it's past 8am, I wonder if they'll do anything. I did capture video of the construction going on before 8.

  • Best way to deal with a troll is to hit the mute button.

  • RubyRed Dancer, Drummer, Cyclist

    Done, and done. Thanks North Center B for your reasonable response.

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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!

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