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Police Activity at 555 Cornelia Ave

Hey guys! I've been trolling the internet and EveryBlock trying to figure out what the heck happened but at about 5am on 12/4 (thursday morning) I walked out of my place and there were GOBS of police vehicles pointed in every which direction on Cornelia and Pine grove at that T in the road and had the street blocked off for like 6 hours. Seemed like there was a body on the ground beneath the balconies but I never heard any sirens or ambulances.... any one know what happened?

  • An older man jumped or fell from the 11th floor. Police were initially handling it as a suicide.

  • That's pretty shocking. There is scaffolding on their sidewalk currently there for their window replacement renovations, right? Were they set-up after this occurred? Just curious....

  • Rylee ChiDoc

    So sad :( and no the scaffolding has been there for quite some time.... Maybe 5 months? However, I hadn't really seen anyone working on the windows until after this happened.

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Part time jobs in Lakeview

Hello,

I am just wondering if there are any part time jobs in lakeview at a coffee shop, restaurant or office. I am looking for about 15-20hrs. Thanks!

  • Melrose Diner (at Melrose and Broadway) has a sign in the window: "Now hiring experienced waitstaff"

  • McDonald's is hiring..

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Locked Out Neighbor Scam

Just had someone ring my doorbell, then jiggle my doorhandle, and when I answered (a minute later) he was on his way down my steps, but started into a short shpeel about being my neighbor from across the street and being locked out. I was standoff-ish, so he scurried off, but the while thing was so strange that I called the police to do a driveby. Afterward I did a quick Google search which led me to another post on...

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Just had someone ring my doorbell, then jiggle my doorhandle, and when I answered (a minute later) he was on his way down my steps, but started into a short shpeel about being my neighbor from across the street and being locked out. I was standoff-ish, so he scurried off, but the while thing was so strange that I called the police to do a driveby. Afterward I did a quick Google search which led me to another post on their site from the North Center neighborhood.

So this guy's definitely a scammer. Just search this site for "neighbor in distress" and read the posts. Wanted to start a new post here since it appears the scammer is now starting to target the Lakeview neighborhood.

From the other posts, it appears the guy is after a few bucks, but who knows when that starts to escalate.

Guy was white, about 6', short hair, medium-light brown, maybe 50 years old. Wore a black leather jacket.

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Chinese Restaurant

I am looking for a good Chinese Restaurant/Take-out in the Lakeview or Roscoe Village Area. I have tried a few and nothing to make me want to go back again. Any suggestions? Thank you.

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What You Need to Know About the Chicago Dining Scene This Week

Gluten-free gourmands, we have bad news: Senza (2873 N. Broadway, Lake View, 773-770-3527) will close on January 17. That’s the third Michelin...

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Open now: Bucktown, meet the bincho grill at Izakaya Mita (1960 N. Damen Ave., 773-799-8677), a casual Japanese spot from a mother-son team.

Open now: Sugar Fixé Macaron (958 W. Armitage Ave., Lincoln Park, 773-799-8399), a companion to the Sugar Fixé Patisserie in Oak Park, is dedicating all its baking resources to the fussy French cookie, with 18 flavors on hand each day.

Open now: The biggest draw at the compact, BYOB Italian spot BarTucci (3426 N. Harlem Ave., Dunning, 773-887-4416)? Housemade pastas and foccacias from a family that’s been making the stuff for decades.

Friday, December 19: It’s the triumphant return of Pane Caldo (111 E. Chestnut St., Gold Coast). Well, sort of. This time, there’s a different owner (the team behind Pizzeria del Mercato) and a different chef (Joe Catanzariti).

You know how Takashi (1952 N. Damen Ave., Bucktown, 773-772-6170) was supposed to close after New Year’s? Add a couple more days to that. The Japanese tasting menu spot will stay open January 2nd and 3rd due to popular demand–call to make a reservation.

...Pearl Tavern people will proffer globally inspired meats at the Son Of A Butcher Tavern (2934 W. Diversey Ave., Logan Square), Bow Truss (2631 N. Kedzie Ave.) will join the battle for Logan Square...

...at the Son Of A Butcher Tavern (2934 W. Diversey Ave., Logan Square), Bow Truss (2631 N. Kedzie Ave.) will join the battle for Logan Square’s coffee soul, and Lush Wine and Spirits...

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Updated 17 hours ago

Found Backpack

I found a backpack somebody tossed over the front fence in my home on Ashland. Possibly belonging to someone who was robbed or someone that got on an altercation early morning on Wednesday 12/17. If you are the owner, please email me for identification otherwise I will turn it to the Police Department.

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Updated 24 hours ago

Michael Diversey's Closed?!

Darnit. I noticed the restaurant closed. I'm a bit surprised as it was always pretty busy. Anyone know if something new is going in? I hope so. I don't like the empty spaces on Diversey right now.

  • J. Theo Bucktown resident

    Yes, by the mere mention of saving small businesses, it happens! If you say it enough, of course it becomes the truth. As the old adage goes: "The one-eyed man is king among the blind".

  • All hail, the savior of everything that is good, Mayor Rahm!

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Tree on Waveland and LSD

12/15/14 This early morning i woke up and saw this. I'm not an expert but the tree seemed fine. Also I have been living across the street for 7 years and I've never seen anybody try to cure the tree, if it was taken down for a tree disease. I'd rreally like to know what happened. Who should I ask?

  • fab

    To dse, what do you mean you felt unsafe? Do you have something to share about the story of this tree? As I said I lived 7 years in front of that tree. It wasn't dead, it didn't lose more branches than the other trees around during the violent wind storms. No attempt to cure it so i say the cutting has been random.

  • dse

    Just last month, a y=shaped "branch" about 5 feet long was hanging like an inverted wishbone, caught in the tree but precariously. this summer it had sparse leaves to the point of appearing dead. i'm not qualified to offer anything but a layperson's opinion, of course. perhaps it could have been saved, but it was dead looking and dry enough that we avoided it.

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Found white and tan cat

I found a short haired, white and tan cat matching that description yesterday on the 1300 block of Wellington. It was super friendly and followed me home. Clearly someone's pet because he is very well fed. I took him to Urban Vet immediately and there's no chip. I've posted online and put up signs. He's in our living room and sweet as can be.

Photo here: http://imgur.com/BFsEpt8

  • Thanks! Based on pics this is not Chester or Felix, unfortunately. I've posted on Craigslist, Lost pets of Chicago, now Lost Cats of IL with a better picture. Also Reddit, Lost Pets USA and some signs on our street and at the vet. We're guessing this is an older male, with front claws. Crossing our fingers for a connection!

  • Connected with his family! Happy ending!

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strong arm robberies lakeview-belmont

One of the 2 guys in trench-coats seen just before the robberies you can't miss-
Looks like a short Samuel jackson with a very light (white ) nose and has thin black framed rectangular designer glasses and wears a black french beret. About 5'9"
Just seen heading west toward Masonic on wellington wearing maroon scrub pants (45 min ago), so he may work there; or live across the street in the rehab program or very nearby.
He and the other...

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One of the 2 guys in trench-coats seen just before the robberies you can't miss-
Looks like a short Samuel jackson with a very light (white ) nose and has thin black framed rectangular designer glasses and wears a black french beret. About 5'9"
Just seen heading west toward Masonic on wellington wearing maroon scrub pants (45 min ago), so he may work there; or live across the street in the rehab program or very nearby.
He and the other taller guy, both in trech coats, were going around the block on foot Sun night about 9-10pm (Barry -kemore-Belmont-fletcher)and dissapeared just south of belmont on fletcher.
If you were a victim of the crime I suggest asking security at Illinois Masonic if they know the guy. -Might be transport, tech or maintenance. If he is the perp doing the crime he'll be easily id'd.
-the problem is getting the police there fast

  • I have lived in my neighborhood for most of the last 23 years, and other than my close neighbors, I couldn't tell you who "belongs" here and who does not (if we're going solely by looks and not actions). And there are fewer people (more SF homes) around here than Belmont & Seminary. I find it more than a little hard to believe that you know everyone in the neighborhood.

  • loraine t washington 5 yr. resident

    You can't go anywhere anymore.
    And they want to discredit the police.

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Sirens last night

Does anyone know what the sirens were about last night? Seemed to go on forever and woke me out of a deep sleep. Seemed like a lot of noise but nothing in the news.

  • L

    Where and when? Have you checked the Crime im Boystown blog?

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Home Along for the Holidays

I'm going to be spending the holidays alone this year and wanted to see if anyone knows of anywhere to volunteer on Christmas day or of any events happening on X-mas day? Thanks and happy holidays!

  • MSE

    Don't forget the elderly during the holiday season. Many of them are sad. Think of something you could do to bring happines to.a senior citizen...and make yourself happy too!

  • MSE

    Any suggestions for New Year"s Eve and New Year"s Day?

2 days ago

Picnic's 'Kick off the Holidays' Fair

Parents of young children: looking for a fun and family friendly event for you and your kiddos? We are hosting our first annual holiday fair at Picnic: A Gathering Spot for Families with Young Children! Join us for make and take arts and craft gifts, cookie decorating, holiday stories, and music!
Join us on Saturday, December 20th, 1:00-4:00
Meet your neighbors and get in the spirit of the holidays!
Check it out and rsvp at: http://www.chicagofamilypicnic.com/gatherings.html

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