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Updated 4 hours ago

Police in Lakeview

A lot of police and parademics headed to Lakeview just now. Anyone know what's going on?

  • Aimzer North Center mama bear for 10 years and counting.

    10 CPD SUVs just pulled onto my street, sirens and light flashing, knocked on a neighbor's door (no one home), went into a few backyards, mingled for a bit out front, then left. This is western/Irving park area...too far?

  • L

    Where in LV? There was a protest last night around Belmont and Racine.

  • Dee, a fire was reported on Leavitt. Didn't turn into much.

    Aimzer, a person with psychiatric issues called in an emergency involving a police officer in the 2200 block of Byron. It was unfounded.

6 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

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.

  • And I always feel bad just going for takeout, because the place is nice, they have alcohol, but no one is ever in there. One of these days.

  • Bernie on Roscoe Lakeview resident for 30 years

    Has anyone heard anything further about a new owner for a Chinese restaurant at Mark's old location?

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12 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Diversey / Clark / Broadway Related Issues

I invite you to use this post to raise and discuss issues related to or near the Lincoln Park / Lakeview intersection of Diversey, Clark, and Broadway.

New issues include four proposed developments including three residential high-rises and one hotel on the 500 and 600 blocks of Diversey.

Current and previous Everyblock posts have included issues related to vacant storefronts, problems with Panera Cares, and crime and vagrancy on Diversey and Clark. Some of these issues received previous attention and can be searched on Everyblock.

For readability, I will post links to the individual projects below.

Neighborhoods are Chicago’s greatest strength; and you are the strength of this neighborhood! Please stay involved.

Thank you.

Bob

2 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

Music box

Does anyone know what is being built next to the music box? I'm hoping for an old school movie themed bar, but have no idea.

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Dec 13

Updated 37 hours ago

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

  • Connected with his family! Happy ending!

  • Diana Davis-Tounsi My Kind Of Town

    Thank you Iwmhess. For taking the lost cat in and taking the time to find where he belongs. Clapping hands for you!

43 hours ago

2 days ago

City OKs Uk. Village Marijuana Dispensary to Specialize in No-High Pot

Other proposed dispensaries at 3433 N. Pulaski Rd., 2843 N. Halsted St., 1964 W. Peterson Ave., and 3118 N. Harlem Ave. were all continued, while Ronald McDonald House withdrew an application for a dispensary at 211 E. Grand Ave.

This article has 6 other Chicago locations (Show)

Organic Leaf Medical Dispensaries, at a proposed location of 744 N. Damen Ave., won a special-use permit from the Zoning Board of Appeals Friday, clearing a hurdle toward state authorization.

Another dispensary, Euflora Health Center, at 4760 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Jefferson Park, also earned a special-use permit. It's owned by Jamie Perino...

Other proposed dispensaries at 3433 N. Pulaski Rd., 2843 N. Halsted St., 1964 W. Peterson Ave., and 3118 N. Harlem Ave. were all continued, while Ronald McDonald House withdrew an application for a dispensary at 211 E. Grand Ave.

Other proposed dispensaries at 3433 N. Pulaski Rd., 2843 N. Halsted St., 1964 W. Peterson Ave., and 3118 N. Harlem Ave. were all continued, while Ronald McDonald House withdrew an application for a dispensary at 211 E. Grand Ave.

Other proposed dispensaries at 3433 N. Pulaski Rd., 2843 N. Halsted St., 1964 W. Peterson Ave., and 3118 N. Harlem Ave. were all continued, while Ronald McDonald House withdrew an application for a dispensary at 211 E. Grand Ave.

Other proposed dispensaries at 3433 N. Pulaski Rd., 2843 N. Halsted St., 1964 W. Peterson Ave., and 3118 N. Harlem Ave. were all continued, while Ronald McDonald House withdrew an application for a dispensary at 211 E. Grand Ave.

Oct 16

Updated 2 days 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

  • Rpl

    He was arrested.

  • rmissliz 10 year resident uptown

    The no police thing really bothers me. I've been complaining to our alderman. This being an election year, I suggest if you are upset about the crime, or lack of police response, call your alderman. Let them know you will be voting for his contender without a crime plan for his district.

Dec 04

Updated 2 days 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.

  • Bob

    Vitamin Shoppe at Clark and Diversey is closing January 31, 2015.

    Although they are still looking for a storefront within walking distance of the old store, they are inviting people to shop at their new store, now open, at 3325 N Ashland across from Whole Foods.

    Shoppers will be made...

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    Vitamin Shoppe at Clark and Diversey is closing January 31, 2015.

    Although they are still looking for a storefront within walking distance of the old store, they are inviting people to shop at their new store, now open, at 3325 N Ashland across from Whole Foods.

    Shoppers will be made aware of their store at 2705 N. Elston near Target and their store at 1590 N. Clybourn. The Clybourn store is near the Apple Store and the Red Line stop. The block has a reputation for "apple picking," so hold onto your smart-phone.

    In the same shopping strip as their Elston store will be a medical marijuana dispensary at 2723 N Elston, next to the mattress shop where they can take a nap. The parking lot is often full. After the pot shop opens, parking may be tight as some people may drive there, park, forget they drove, and walk home. Only kidding, they'll be too stoned to walk.

    None of the above will replace our neighborhood store within walking distance of Diversey/Clark/Broadway.

  • G.

    Bob,

    Thanks for that information. I did stop by Vitamin Shoppe and found that out. I shop there fairly often but don't think I will as much (Amazon Prime will get my business) if they move so far away. The guy did say they were "stuck" with the spot about the old Nine West store. I asked why they didn't take those two floors. Hopefully they will move right next store.

    Gina

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  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REPAIR/REPLACE DRYWALL, FLOORING AND CEILING. REPLACE 2 SINKS WITH ASSOCIATED PIPING. ALL WORK SAE AND SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTION

    3109 N. Broadway Issued December 17, 2014 Comment

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Howard Brown pushes for medical marijuana dispensary

...the City of Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals, to open a medical marijuana dispensary at 2843 N. Halsted St.

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Updated 2 days ago

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.

  • Art

    We live in Lincoln Park and my wife has had this happen to her (same guy) twice when she was at home in the middle of the day. The guy in her case claimed his wife was pregnant and in labor but he had lost his keys or something like that. The guy was quite aggressive. Don't open your door and call 911.

  • d3 NOH

    If you offer to call 911 for an ambulance the buzzer will never go off again.

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