Oct 16

Updated 12 min ago

Robbery and violent beating @ Lakewood and Henderson this morning.

I'm reposting this from our neighborhood crime blog. You may find the link at the bottom of this page. I know may of the readers live in the immediate area. Please be careful.

A Lakeview woman was beaten in an armed robbery early Wednesday morning by a man whose jacket retails for over $1,000.

Police and a fire department ambulance met the victim near the crime scene at Lakewood and Henderson shortly after 3AM.

She told them that the offender...

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I'm reposting this from our neighborhood crime blog. You may find the link at the bottom of this page. I know may of the readers live in the immediate area. Please be careful.

A Lakeview woman was beaten in an armed robbery early Wednesday morning by a man whose jacket retails for over $1,000.

Police and a fire department ambulance met the victim near the crime scene at Lakewood and Henderson shortly after 3AM.

She told them that the offender took her purse, which contained a cell phone and other items, before fleeing southbound on Sheffield toward Belmont.

The robber is described as a black man, 5'9" tall, and 150 pounds. He wore a distinctive red Pelle Pelle brand letterman jacket with white lettering and "sequins" on the back.

Other officers and even the ambulance driver reported that they saw the offender minutes before the robbery call came in—once at the Subway restaurant near Belmont and Clark and again walking eastbound on Buckingham Place near Halsted.

Unfortunately, officers were unable to locate the man after the robbery was reported.

The incident is recorded as an armed robbery in CPD case HX468088.

http://crimeinboystown.blogspot.com/2014/10/taker-woman-beaten-robbed-by-man-in.html

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  • Rpl

    I just found out the bad guy was caught and arrested.

2 hours ago

Pet Safety on Halloween

Hey everyone! Just wanted to post some tips I received for keeping your furry loved ones safe on Halloween night/weekend! Have a frightening night! MUHAHAHAHA.
1. Dangerous Costumes: Never leave a pet unattended. Costume parts may be chewed & ingested which can be life threatening. Pets can become tangled in elaborate, tight-fitting costumes with strings, ties, belts & sashes. Difficulty in mobility can lead to bodily injury or strangulation.
2. Decorations & Fire Hazards: Easy-to-reach decorations or candles can be...

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Hey everyone! Just wanted to post some tips I received for keeping your furry loved ones safe on Halloween night/weekend! Have a frightening night! MUHAHAHAHA.
1. Dangerous Costumes: Never leave a pet unattended. Costume parts may be chewed & ingested which can be life threatening. Pets can become tangled in elaborate, tight-fitting costumes with strings, ties, belts & sashes. Difficulty in mobility can lead to bodily injury or strangulation.
2. Decorations & Fire Hazards: Easy-to-reach decorations or candles can be eaten or knocked over, potentially leading to choking, foreign body ingestion, electrical shock & even burns or a household fire. Choose pet-safe products.
3. Noise: Doorbells, squeals, chatter outside the door, & strangers in unfamiliar/scary costumes can alarm pets increasing their anxiety. Take extra precaution! Harness, crate, or leash your animal, put up a baby gate or leave your pet in a back room to keep them calm.
4. Toxic Candy: Chocolate & xylitol, a sweetener found in many candies, can be extremely toxic to pets. Lollipops & their sticks can be choking hazards & cause a painful obstruction that may require surgery to remove. Wrapped candies can lead to chocking or an obstruction & upset stomach. Keep pet-safe treats on hand to satisfy your pet. Make sure all candy is out of your pet's reach.
5. Lost Pets: NEVER let your dog or cat wander outside unattended. A prankster or mean-spirited individual could be mess with your pet. Keep pets indoors or escort them on a leash if you include your pet in the festivities. Sudden noises & strange-looking costumes can also spook your pet, causing them to run away. Adorn your pet with a collar, leash, & ID tags in case you become separated.
Emergency Care: Locate a 24-hour veterinary clinic if your family veterinarian is not available. If you suspect your pet has consumed a toxic substance contact the Pet Poison Helpline 1-800-213-6680

28 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Development near Lincoln and Roscoe

There are 5 vacant, contiguous buildings on west side of Lincoln just south of Roscoe...One of the buildings (which was formerly a thrift shop) is undergoing a major construction, rehab...Does anyone know if there is anything in the works there?

  • Chilebrity- This development (link below) will also help revitalize the strip of Lincoln you are talking about. The current building and retail is a drag on the whole block.

    There is much less density in that area, with 3-flats being converted to single-families, and DePaul kids living in other hoods. Not enough foot traffic to support the available retail. The density from this development and the hospital development should help.

    http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140114/lincoln-park/developer-11-story-apartment-building-would-revitalize-lincoln-avenue

  • @p_dol..thanks for the info..I hope the plans are still moving forward.....The article is from late July and there's been no activity (demolition?) since then so I hope nothings changed.... I know it can be a slow process, but i know its not unusual for these prospective tenants to back out...

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    @p_dol..thanks for the info..I hope the plans are still moving forward.....The article is from late July and there's been no activity (demolition?) since then so I hope nothings changed.... I know it can be a slow process, but i know its not unusual for these prospective tenants to back out... A Peets coffee was supposed to replace the Caribbou Coffee that was in my building on School Street, but they backed out, and then the Pandera also apparently backed out of the deal to move in the new construction on 3300 N. Ashland....I think the Bareburger restaurant will do really well there... There's really no other good restaurants in that stretch of Lincoln other than Frasca, which does really well... Wishbone stopped serving dinners over a year ago and it wouldn't surprise me if something happened there..

29 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Gang Sign Removal & Gangway fence

Thank you to whoever removed the gang graffiti symbol next to the Alderman's office. Someone contacted me last week about it's exact location and the next day it was gone. I also noticed a wooden fence had been installed in the gangway/alleyway I was mugged from on Belmont & Sheffield behind Einsteins. That alleyway gave the criminals who hang out on the corner easy access to rob people and flee. I'm glad to see our messages are making a difference & improving the neighborhood.

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Oct 22

Updated 7 hours ago

Deciphering gang graffiti

On my morning walk I noticed a lot of stickers around Belmont Harbor containing an X and the letters S H I T in each of the four quadrants. Some were more elaborate and some were very simple. Most seem to be located near other graffiti. In one case, the sticker contained the dates Oct. 23, Oct. 24, Oct. 25 and Oct. 26. Anyone have any insights? (And yes, I reported the graffiti to the city.)

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On my morning walk I noticed a lot of stickers around Belmont Harbor containing an X and the letters S H I T in each of the four quadrants. Some were more elaborate and some were very simple. Most seem to be located near other graffiti. In one case, the sticker contained the dates Oct. 23, Oct. 24, Oct. 25 and Oct. 26. Anyone have any insights? (And yes, I reported the graffiti to the city.)

There seems to be a URL on some of the stickers, but I'd rather not get my computer infected with a virus. Google didn't turn up anything useful. The photographs were taken in the Roscoe underpass, but I also noticed a lot of the stickers toward the south end of the harbor.

  • Robin, it's a public forum and you're posting to strangers. If you don't understand the attention, don't comment.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    The Chicago Police Department holds frequent workshops on gangs and gang awareness throughout the City. These workshops and discussions will help you learn how to recognize gang behavior in your children, how to cope, and how to fight back. Call the Preventive Services Section at 747-5490 to arrange a gang workshop in your community.

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  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    INTERIOR REPAIRS TO MEET ADA GUIDELINES TO INCLUDE NEW MILLWORK, REMOVE AND REPLACE DOORS, HARDWARE, AND PLUMBING FIXTURES.

    3051 N. Clark St. Issued October 29, 2014 Comment

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3 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Anyone know what happened to Tara (Michael Anthony/Civello Salon on Belmont)?

I desperately need my hair cut and called to make an appointment only to find out Tara has left Michael Anthony on Belmont (now called Civello Salon). I thought I had her number, but I can't find it. Does anyone have contact info for her or know what salon she went to?

  • @ Liz - Rest assured that my stylist doesn't give one care about whether or not I know her last name or not. Here are things about which she cares:

    a. arriving on time - I am never late. Ever.

    b. seeing her regularly - I see her every three...

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    @ Liz - Rest assured that my stylist doesn't give one care about whether or not I know her last name or not. Here are things about which she cares:

    a. arriving on time - I am never late. Ever.

    b. seeing her regularly - I see her every three weeks rain, snow, sleet, hail, sickness, health, marriage, death

    c. most importantly, tipping well - I tip her 25% every time.

    I am not friends with my stylist. I am not going to the salon to forge a friendship. We have nothing in common. She's a lovely woman who is fantastic at being a stylist and that's why I see her. I am kind to her. I am respectful of her time. I refer my friends and family to her regularly. I simply don't understand how her last name would be of any importance to me, especially since it's not publicly posted anywhere.

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    Gurlz plz.

40 hours ago

Updated 29 hours ago

New Development

Anyone have any idea what is going up across from Whole Foods off of Ashland Ave. between School and Henderson? Just curious, thanks ahead for any info!

  • L

    Here is a post about it. Target was supposed to come in about a block south of the property mentioned here, but they sold the property. Maybe one of the two parcels will get an Aldi. http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com/2014/07/panera-bread-at-ashland-and-school.html

  • It looks like three units will be there... Not a lot of parking space, so grocery store seems doubtful....I heard vitamin store is one of the tenants..Having a hard time understanding that there's that much of a demand for vitamins..Have no idea what else is coming...Each of the three units is pretty good size..

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31 hours ago

'President's Men' screened at Blue Whiskey

...Community Shorts Night at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, at the Century Centre Cinema, 2828 N. Clark St., Chicago. Filmmakers will be there for a post-screening discussion of their work. Go to...

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...p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. The doc opens for a regular run starting Friday, Oct. 31. Go to musicboxtheatre...

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR ALTERATIONS TO FIRST FLOOR LOBBY/ WAITING AREA, REGISTRATION ROOMS, OFFICE SPACE AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AREA AS PER PLANS. **CERTIFIED PLANS CORRECTIONS: CONDITIONAL PERMIT SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS **

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Oct 16

Updated 39 hours ago

Let's talk about the Halloween Parade!

The annual Halloween parade is coming soon and I just wanted to talk about it.
I look forward to it every October.
What does everyone think of it?

I'll start:

PROS: Feels welcoming for all walks of life including young children
Has a good neighborhood vibe. Doesn't "stress" our neighborhood like Pride Parade.

CONS: Hard to know when the parade has started and ended. So it could use a little more structure. There are hardly any floats, just people walking....

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The annual Halloween parade is coming soon and I just wanted to talk about it.
I look forward to it every October.
What does everyone think of it?

I'll start:

PROS: Feels welcoming for all walks of life including young children
Has a good neighborhood vibe. Doesn't "stress" our neighborhood like Pride Parade.

CONS: Hard to know when the parade has started and ended. So it could use a little more structure. There are hardly any floats, just people walking. I can't figure out if the people walking are in the parade or just spectators walking behind.

Here's the information that I found for 2014:
http://www.northalsted.com/pages/northalsted_halloween_parade_2014/157.php

FYI: I'm have no ties to the parade other than it's about a block from where I live.

  • I've always watched from Aldine/Roscoe. So, I thought it's always started at Belmont and ended somewhere north of Roscoe.

  • Have you heard about this?
    The Halsted parade organizers are calling this year's theme "FreakShow"
    Yep, they're advertising that they'll have unique drink specials, people dressed in provocative and scary outfits, and other "curiosities".
    Wow, sounds like quite an evening is in store.
    Yep.Yep.
    Yea, actually, the regulars who frequent Halsted are calling it by another name :
    "a typical evening"

    Ladies and Gentlemen; Mr. Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra.

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Chicago horror and Halloween events guide 2014

...songwriter daughter, Kasey. Books/DVDs available for purchase. Tickets $12.50. Landmark Century Centre Cinema, 2828 N. Clark, Chicago, IL...

...out with plain white backdrops that eventually end up being covered in blood. Annoyance Theater, 851 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657. Friday & Saturday at 10:30pm. Tickets $20/$15 students (Goldstar member discount...

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...at 8:15pm. This event is free to the public! Room 120, DePaul Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield, Chicago. See my previous post on this event HERE...

Throne of Blood - October 29th, 35mm print of Akira Kurosawa's gory Samurai version of Macbeth at 7:00pm & 9:30pm at Doc Films. Max Palevsky Cinema, Ida Noyes Hall, Univ. of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th St., Chicago, IL 60637.

...by a screening of Rocktober Blood. McBeardo will introduce the short films at 7:30pm. 2579 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago. FREE...

...16 min). Costume contest awarding prizes to the most avant-garde costume! Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219 S. Morgan Street, Chicago, IL 60608. Tickets $7...

...film discussion. Cash bar in lobby. Secret location for the after party TBA. Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee Avenue. *Currently SOLD OUT, but check HERE for tickets to the 2nd screening on November 1st...

Rocky Horror Picture Show - 35mm with shadow cast performance. Thursday 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday at midnight. Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL 60613.

...Thursday” (sexiest zombie contest - $1,000 cash prize), and Oct. 31st “Freakshow Friday” (freaky surprises). 3940 W. Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625...

Halloween Pub Crawl - Three day crawl October 30-November 1st in Wrigleyville. $25 all access pass. (Goldstar members pay up to $10.) 21+ only. Redmond's Ale House, 3358 N. Sheffield Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657. 773-404-2151.

...snake dancers, palm & tarot card readers, grinders, stilts, burlesque, human pin cushions. Untitled Supper Club, 111 W. Kinzie St., Chicago, IL 60654. Call 312-880-1511. Tickets $30...

...station, fish bubble man serving drinks (Do I sound crazy yet?), free shuttle service. $100. 2120 S. Jefferson Street, Chicago. 312-850-8440...

Roof Horror Story Halloween Party - The Wit Hotel presents an AHS: Coven-inspired party with fountains of blood red cocktails flowing, horror themes, live DJ, opens at 4pm on HALLOWEEN night. Dress to scare if you dare. ROOF, 27th floor, 201 N. State. Reserve your spot at 312-239-9502.

Bowlloween - Lucky Strike Bowling alley presents an adults-only night of drinking, dancing, and bowling at 9:00pm on HALLOWEEN night. Costumes encouraged. River East Center, 322 E. Illinois, Chicago, 60611. 312-245-8331. See website for ticket options. (Goldstar members discount up to $20.)

Masquerade Ball - Navy Pier ball on HALLOWEEN at 8:00pm in the Grand Ballroom, 600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL. 20-30 cash bars, multiple rooms, huge dance floor, terrace views of lake and skyline. 21+. $30 tickets. (Goldstar members pay $17.50.)

Halloween-Ski - Polish-themed HALLOWEEN party at 8:30pm. Live music, costume contests. Ends at 2:00am. $25. Doors 8:00pm. 21+ event. Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60641.

Trolley Bar Crawl - HALLOWEEN crawl 8:00pm-2:00am. Costume contests. 2247 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL. 773-549-5884.

...Monster Bash Oct. 31st, Annual Masquerade Ball Nov. 1st, Mad Hatter Tea Party Nov. 2nd. 140 E. Walton Place, Chicago, IL 60611. 312-787-2200...

...Metro - Annual NOCTURNA All Hallow's Eve Ball 2014 on HALLOWEEN night at Metro Chicago, 3730 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL, 60613. Costume contest, Glitter Guts photo booth, goth vendors, spooky decor, performances, dark...

...Spice Latte-inspired brew labeled “Crave Inn.” Snacks and pizza provided. Costumes and tips encouraged. 2307 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647...

Vodou: Sacred Powers of Haiti Exhibit - Learn about the history of the voodoo religion, peruse artifacts, videos, etc. Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive. Oct. 24th, 2014-April 26, 2015.

Day of the Dead Exhibit - The largest of its kind in the U.S., works of art by Mexican artists celebrate the lives of others by depicting the dead through traditional and contemporary art. Runs through December 14th. National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th, Chicago, IL 60608.

Because Everybody Loves Movies Exhibit - The Chicago International Film Festival celebrates 50 years with this exhibition, showcasing a large display of movie posters, images, and videos from the festival's long history. Expo 72, 72 E. Randolph, Chicago, IL 60601. Through Oct. 30th.

...depict various ways (photography, sculpture, drawing, etc.) the human figure can become distorted or absent. 2337 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647. 773-687-8481. Wed-Sat 2pm-6pm. Runs through December 11th...

...by 44FLOOD. Costumes encouraged. Performance by Kiss Kiss Cabaret, DJ. Exhibit runs through January 2015. 1621 N. Kedzie, Chicago, IL 60647. $5 sugg. donation...

...Comedy present a stage adapation of the comic series by Tim Seeley. Chemically Imbalanced Theater, 1422 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL 60613. Tickets $15. For photos and all info, read my full-length article...

Musical of the Living Dead - Zombies singing and blood spraying. What more does one need to say? “Splatter Zone” tickets available. Runs through November 8th. Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657. Tickets $15-$25.

Faust and Found - Hell has run low on souls, so Satan goes on the prowl. Problem is, he finds out that in 2014, no one gives a crap. About anything. Vex's Lair comedy collective. Runs through November 1st. Public House Theatre, 3914 N. Clark, Chicago, IL 60613. 1-800-650-6449.

...written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Mamet, directed by Joe Jahraus. The Alley Stage, 4147 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60613. 773-549-1815. Through November 16th. Tickets HERE or discount tickets for...

Nightmares on Lincoln Avenue 666: The Exorcism of Rosemary's Omen - Corn Productions' BYOB Halloween show presents an homage to horror films ranging from the 1960's to 1980's. Through November 1st. Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln, Chicago, IL. Tickets $7-$15. 773-650-1331.

Animal Farm - Steppenwolf for Young Adults' stage adaptation of George Orwell's disturbing classic story. Through November 16th. Steppenwolf 312-335-1650. Located at 1650 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60614.

...Show” in their 2014 Best of Chicago awards. Runs through November 2nd. Dream Theatre Company, 5026 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625. $18 773-552-8616...

...Tale Heart,” “The Pit and the Pendulum,” and more. Runs through November 8th. Zoo Studios, 4001 N. Ravenswood, Ste. 205. Tickets at door or brownpapertickets.com...

Don Juan in Hell - Don Juan and the Devil debate Hell vs. Heaven. Through Nov. 10th. Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Parkway, Chicago, IL 60610. Tickets $30. (Goldstar member discount half off!) 312-337-6543

Halloween Comedy Show - IO sketch comedy improvises horror movie scenarios. Party on Halloween night 10:30pm. 1501 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago, IL 60642. 312-929-2401.

Too Much Fright Makes the Baby Go Blind - The Neo-Futurists present 30 plays performed in 60 minutes on HALLOWEEN night at 7:00pm. The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL 60640. 773-275-5255.

Young Frankenstein - Beverly Theatre Guild at the Baer Theatre, Morgan Park Academy Arts Center, 2153 W. 111th, Chicago, IL. 773-284-8497. Runs through Nov. 2nd.

3 days ago

Updated 47 hours ago

RCN problems?

I live around Southport and Wellington - and this past month I've been having problems with RCN internet. It's been loading extremely slow. Has anyone been experiencing this as well?

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  • d3 NOH

    oh good, that's a good model. :] still could be bad but not because of the model itself

47 hours ago

Elton visits John Kerry; anti-Cory Booker mishap; Apple CEO

...to Cook County prosecutors. The Chicago Tribune reported Oct. 25 that Anthony Hallam, of the 600 block of West Oakdale Avenue, was charged with criminal transmission of HIV. He allegedly did not use a condom with...

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...and the other was found in a back basement room. The unit, located on the 4500 block of West Parker, had no smoke detectors. The police department's Bomb and Arson Unit is investigating...

...partner and repeatedly denied that he was infected. He was arrested Oct. 23 in the 3900 block of North Ravenswood Avenue...

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Whiplash: A jazz movie that has nothing to do with jazz

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13th Floor Haunted House 1940 George

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Lakeview Jewel

Anyone know what was going on at the Jewel on Broadway and Addison Saturday late afternoon? Police had Broadway blocked off and the fire department was there with a couple of trucks and engines. Looked like they had the ladder truck with the ladder extended. I didn't see anything in the news.

  • Shelly Lifelong suburbanite, now in South Lakeview.

    I looked and asked around, heard it had something to do with the roof... here are some Twitter accounts to follow: cfdmedia, cwbchicago, chicagoscanner...

  • I was shopping there at the time and smoke started billowing out of an overhead air vent near the registers. No fire was visible, but they wisely cleared us from the building and called the fire department.

  • d3 NOH

    that place is a dump.

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