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Ring found outside Addison brown line

If someone lost a ( please identify cut and initials) diamond ring on Thursday outside brown line; near bus stop, (152) I have it.

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First food trucks and now pedicabs: Tunney's uprooting another progressive industry

The City Council’s Transportation and License Committees will review next week a proposal from Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) to regulate pedicabs in Chicago and some language in the legislation has owners of the bicycle taxis concerned the ordinance may regulate them out of existence, if it passes.

The ordinance, introduced by Tunney last May, would cap the number of pedicabs at 200 and require them to post fare information, follow the rules of the road and meet safety standards such...

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The City Council’s Transportation and License Committees will review next week a proposal from Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) to regulate pedicabs in Chicago and some language in the legislation has owners of the bicycle taxis concerned the ordinance may regulate them out of existence, if it passes.

The ordinance, introduced by Tunney last May, would cap the number of pedicabs at 200 and require them to post fare information, follow the rules of the road and meet safety standards such as require seat belts for passengers and have proof of liability and workers' compensation insurance. But there is another caveat in the final draft being presented to the Transportation and License committees that would ban pedicabs in the Loop and on State Street and Michigan Avenue, from Congress Parkway to Oak Street, during rush hours. That’s a sizable area and, on one level, we can understand wanting to keep those streets free for other traffic. The Chicago Pedicab Association, however, sees this as a poison pill.

"This is going to potentially destroy the pedicab industry in Chicago. We won't be able to navigate the Loop and River North areas or pick up passengers in any of these areas," said board member T.C. O'Rourke.

“The Loop, Michigan Avenue and State Street are the most pedestrian- and tourist-oriented areas of the city. Many pedicab operators make the bulk of their income working in these areas. They’re where the people are. Essentially, it would make working in the Loop and River North virtually impossible. We wouldn’t be able to showcase these iconic streets. The rest of the ordinance is tolerable, but not this part.”

More on Chicagoist:

http://chicagoist.com/2014/04/23/pedicab_operators_worried_about_new.php

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Mar 21

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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!

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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!

  • j#s

    PPM knocked off $55 from my $113 bill. I would suggest talking to someone at PPM if you're experiencing the same issue I'm facing. This is the second month in a row they've done this for me and while it might be a bit of an inconvenience to have to contact them, I appreciate PPM responding back, understanding the situation, and applying a credit that fits the monthly estimate they predicted.

  • The same happened with me. I contacted Dan from the email that you posted j#s and he was very prompt in apologizing and forwarding my correspondence to the PPM manager, Carmen. They ended up crediting me about $100 for the utilities, bringing the fee within the monthly estimate when I renewed the lease- a very nice and honest thing to do.

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New Building

There seems to be a new building going up on the west side on the 3500 block of north Halsted. This has been used as a parking lot since the mid 80's when the original structure burned down. Does anyone know what's being built here?

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DryHop's Beer Brewed With Bamboo to Benefit Zoo's Red Panda

DryHop is hosting a release at 6 p.m. on May 7 at 3155 N. Broadway.

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Rioja Wine Dinner @ Senza

From 6 p.m.-9 p.m. tonight, Senza (2873 N Broadway) is featuring a five-course wine dinner prepared by executive chef Noah Sandoval. Courses include...

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For their April "Taste of Vietnam" event, Banh Mi & Co's Loop location (214 W. Van Buren) will celebrate Vietnamese soups from 5 to 8pm. For $15, guests can enjoy complimentary regional...

Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark St., hosts a World Book Night pickup event -- stop by to get a copy of one of several free books being offered by local authors. Learn more here.

...Love of Molly Louvain, starring Ann Dvorak, tonight at 7:30pm at the Patio Theater, 6008 W. Irving Park Rd. The film will be introduced by Christina Rice, author of Ann Dvorak: Hollywood's Forgotten...

Swedish duo The Knife plays the Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., tonight Tickets are $35. Doors open at 7:30pm, show's at 8:30pm.

...of Sound Opinions at the Movies tonight at 7:30pm at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave. The film is Almost Famous, and Greg and Jim will talk about the film's...

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Sound Opinions at the Movies: Almost Famous

From 6 p.m.-9 p.m. tonight, Senza (2873 N Broadway) is featuring a five-course wine dinner prepared by executive chef Noah Sandoval. Courses include...

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For their April "Taste of Vietnam" event, Banh Mi & Co's Loop location (214 W. Van Buren) will celebrate Vietnamese soups from 5 to 8pm. For $15, guests can enjoy complimentary regional...

Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark St., hosts a World Book Night pickup event -- stop by to get a copy of one of several free books being offered by local authors. Learn more here.

...Love of Molly Louvain, starring Ann Dvorak, tonight at 7:30pm at the Patio Theater, 6008 W. Irving Park Rd. The film will be introduced by Christina Rice, author of Ann Dvorak: Hollywood's Forgotten...

Swedish duo The Knife plays the Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., tonight Tickets are $35. Doors open at 7:30pm, show's at 8:30pm.

...of Sound Opinions at the Movies tonight at 7:30pm at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave. The film is Almost Famous, and Greg and Jim will talk about the film's...

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World Book Night @ W&CF

From 6 p.m.-9 p.m. tonight, Senza (2873 N Broadway) is featuring a five-course wine dinner prepared by executive chef Noah Sandoval. Courses include...

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For their April "Taste of Vietnam" event, Banh Mi & Co's Loop location (214 W. Van Buren) will celebrate Vietnamese soups from 5 to 8pm. For $15, guests can enjoy complimentary regional...

Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark St., hosts a World Book Night pickup event -- stop by to get a copy of one of several free books being offered by local authors. Learn more here.

...Love of Molly Louvain, starring Ann Dvorak, tonight at 7:30pm at the Patio Theater, 6008 W. Irving Park Rd. The film will be introduced by Christina Rice, author of Ann Dvorak: Hollywood's Forgotten...

Swedish duo The Knife plays the Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., tonight Tickets are $35. Doors open at 7:30pm, show's at 8:30pm.

...of Sound Opinions at the Movies tonight at 7:30pm at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave. The film is Almost Famous, and Greg and Jim will talk about the film's...

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The Strange Love of Molly Louvain @ Patio Theater

From 6 p.m.-9 p.m. tonight, Senza (2873 N Broadway) is featuring a five-course wine dinner prepared by executive chef Noah Sandoval. Courses include...

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For their April "Taste of Vietnam" event, Banh Mi & Co's Loop location (214 W. Van Buren) will celebrate Vietnamese soups from 5 to 8pm. For $15, guests can enjoy complimentary regional...

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...Love of Molly Louvain, starring Ann Dvorak, tonight at 7:30pm at the Patio Theater, 6008 W. Irving Park Rd. The film will be introduced by Christina Rice, author of Ann Dvorak: Hollywood's Forgotten...

Swedish duo The Knife plays the Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., tonight Tickets are $35. Doors open at 7:30pm, show's at 8:30pm.

...of Sound Opinions at the Movies tonight at 7:30pm at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave. The film is Almost Famous, and Greg and Jim will talk about the film's...

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The Knife @ Aragon

From 6 p.m.-9 p.m. tonight, Senza (2873 N Broadway) is featuring a five-course wine dinner prepared by executive chef Noah Sandoval. Courses include...

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Swedish duo The Knife plays the Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., tonight Tickets are $35. Doors open at 7:30pm, show's at 8:30pm.

...of Sound Opinions at the Movies tonight at 7:30pm at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave. The film is Almost Famous, and Greg and Jim will talk about the film's...

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Updated 31 hours ago

Happy with your condo property manager? Are you self-managed?

I'm a unit owner at a 36 unit condo building. We are on our 3rd property management company since the building was converted to condos in the late 90's.

The current property manager assigned to our building is bad. Main issue is his communication, initiative, and follow-up were very poor. In the past, we've had a mixture of fantastic managers to "just okay" managers. Our board brought it to the boss's attention. They agreed to assign us a new property...

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I'm a unit owner at a 36 unit condo building. We are on our 3rd property management company since the building was converted to condos in the late 90's.

The current property manager assigned to our building is bad. Main issue is his communication, initiative, and follow-up were very poor. In the past, we've had a mixture of fantastic managers to "just okay" managers. Our board brought it to the boss's attention. They agreed to assign us a new property manager. Hopefully, the next prop. mgr will be better. This company has also started to lose their personal touch as they have gotten bigger and bigger. It's gone from feeling like a Mom & Pop type biz to a corporate biz.

Anyone have similar experiences?

Another unit owner and I were wondering how challenging it would be to become self-managed? Anyone doing this? Do you pay this person(s)?

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31 hours ago

New for sale! East Lakeview penthouse home with private rooftop deck $689,000

We've just listed 622 W Oakdale #5 for sale asking $689,000.  The extra-wide top floor home features fantastic outdoor space, upgraded finish level and attached garage parking.  The true three bedroom condo has a unique, spacious feel with wide open city views from the unit.

The 600 block of West Oakdale features gorgeous original architecture and newer high-end buildings.  It's surprisingly quiet yet steps from all the action along Broadway and Diversey.

The 600 block of West Oakdale features gorgeous original architecture and newer high-end buildings.  It's surprisingly quiet yet steps from all the action along Broadway and Diversey.

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Misericordia Candy Days at Belmont/Lincoln & Ashland

Every year for the past 20 years my family and I have coordinated Misericordia Candy Days at the corner of Belmont, Lincoln and Ashland. This year is no exception. Candy Days is Friday April 25 and Saturday April 26. We will be out there again doing our best to help my brother and 600 other members of the Misericordia family.
If you’re in the city feel free to come over to volunteer or donate in person. We are all over the intersection and base camp is in the Central Savings Bank parking lot. You can contact me at rskelts@gmail.com with any questions.

  • I'm out of town this weekend, but best of luck to you and to Misericordia Candy Days! A great organization.

  • Thanks Noreen,

    I know that you have helped us in past years and we will miss you this year. Thank for the words of encouragement!!

    RS

37 hours ago

Here Are Chicago's Best Retail Sales and Events This Week

...holding a $5–$8 Sample Sale this Saturday, April 26 at its old Lakeview store (3011 N. Broadway St.). From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. shop t-shirts, tanks, pillows, assorted home...

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...returns for its third season on Sunday, April 27. Held in an Uptown parking garage (5051 N. Broadway Ave.), shop everything from vinyl to vintage from 100 Midwest vintage dealers. The market runs from...

...Shos along Roscoe Street (between Damen Ave. and Oakley Ave.) at stores like A Pied (2037 W. Roscoe St.), Kickin’ (2118 W. Roscoe St.), and Little Threads (2033 W. Roscoe St.) to receive gifts...

...Damen Ave. and Oakley Ave.) at stores like A Pied (2037 W. Roscoe St.), Kickin’ (2118 W. Roscoe St.), and Little Threads (2033 W. Roscoe St.) to receive gifts with your purchase and “mystery...

...like A Pied (2037 W. Roscoe St.), Kickin’ (2118 W. Roscoe St.), and Little Threads (2033 W. Roscoe St.) to receive gifts with your purchase and “mystery envelopes” filled with gift certificates...

Baby shop Sprout San Francisco (1943 W. Division St., 773-489-0009, sproutsanfrancisco.com) celebrates its second anniversary in Chicago on Thursday, April 24. Join the party from 6 to 8 p.m. for refreshments, a 25 percent discount, and raffle (with $10 donation).

Home décor store Jayson Home (jaysonhome.com) is holding a Bonus Warehouse Sale to shed excess inventory this weekend. Find the sale at 701 N. Albany Ave. on April 26 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

...percent off, ranging from $5 to $100. Find the sale at Amazing Edibles Gourmet Catering (2419 West 14th St.) and enter off Western Ave...

...summer market season kicks off. Shop vintage and antiques at Beaux Arts Plumber’s Hall (1340 W. Washington St) in the West Loop on April 26 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 5...

The recently opened Splendid (3510 N. Southport Ave.) store is holding its grand opening party this Saturday, April 26 from 3 to 5...

Karli Positano of 10 Crosby Derek Lam (dereklam.com/10crosby) will be at space519 (900 N. Michigan Ave., fifth floor, 312-751-1519, space519.com) for a special shopping event on Thursday, April...

Le Dress (1741 W. Division, 773-697-9855, ledressshop.com) shows off its newly renovated store and spring goods with a grand opening party on Friday, April 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. Stop by for signature cocktail, a DIY cupcake bar, and styling from local bloggers.

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Nettelhorst French Market

Does anyone know which Saturday it begins? Last year it opened in late April. Will it be open this coming Saturday?

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Landlord Responsibility?

I contacted my landlord in February about the fact that my smoke detector doesn't work, and then again in March. I am still waiting for a new one. He lives in my building, so one would think he'd be a little more concerned about fire safety. I know it's the landlord's responsibility to provide a smoke detector and since it's only a few dollars, I could certainly go out and buy one, but I'd like to know what my rights are as a tenant and what actions I can take?

  • lauren east lakeview republican

    That's great! So glad he finally stepped up :)

  • Ann in Lakeview 30+ years in Lakeview

    Very good news! Glad your landlord finally gave you a working smoke alarm :)

39 hours ago

Hash House's tractor bar; Ceres' Table in Lake View

...Ceres' Table has moved, and will open in East Lakeview at 3124 N. Broadway in April. Chef Giuseppe Scurato, who introduced Ceres' Table in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood in...

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...Hash House A Go Go, 1212 N. State St., has unveiled a brand-new "Tractor Bar" bar snacks menu and beverage program. Beverages include...

...Untitled, 111 W. Kinzie Ave., will host a "Derby Jubilee" for a Kentucky Derby viewing party on Saturday, May 3...

...On Saturday, May 3, Chicago q, 1160 N. Dearborn St., will host its second annual Derby party, "Derby q," 2-6 p.m. Tickets are...

...NoMI | Boutique Chocolate is "popping up" in the Park Hyatt Chicago Library, 800 N. Michigan Ave. Pastry Chef Meg Galus' shop will be there through May 11, 1-8 p.m...

...The Mother's Day afternoon tea at the Driehaus Museum, 40 E. Erie St., returns for its fourth consecutive year on Sunday, May 11. It's at 10:30...

—aria, 200 N. Columbus Dr., is offering a Mother's Day brunch menu by Executive Chef James Phillips on Sunday, May 11, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The brunch is $42 per person. For reservations, call 312-444-9494 or visit www.ariachicago.com .

...On Mother's Day, May 11, Shaw's Crab House, 21 E. Hubbard St., is offering a brunch buffet—plus all mothers will receive a $25 Shaw's Crab...

—Frontier, 1072 N. Milwaukee Ave., will offer a Mother's Day brunch buffet with items such as house-smoked salmon, house smoked ham, frittatas, beignets and more. The buffet is $25 each; tickets can be purchased at www.TheFrontierChicago.com .

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Bathtub reglazing

Does anybody have a recommendation for a bathtub reglazing?

  • http://aarcobaths.com/

    I used these guys in 2011. The tub still looks good. There are cheaper options out there. But, in my opinion, you get what you pay for. The low-priced options don't seem to last as long.

    You just want to be careful what you use to clean it with. Some cleaners will damaged the finish. And obviously, don't drop anything that might chip it.

    One tip: If your chrome drain looks bad/chipped, I would suggest removing it prior to having the bathtub reglazed, then replacing it.

    Good luck.

  • http://arkrefinishing.com/

    Ark was highly recommended to me when I remodeled my bathroom. I told my contractor I wanted him to use Ark, he pulled a fast one and used Aarco (as recommended above) but I didn't know until the job was finished. It looked good at first but fast forward...

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    http://arkrefinishing.com/

    Ark was highly recommended to me when I remodeled my bathroom. I told my contractor I wanted him to use Ark, he pulled a fast one and used Aarco (as recommended above) but I didn't know until the job was finished. It looked good at first but fast forward 4 years and I needed my tub refinished again because it looked horrible.I called Ark this time. The old finish came right off (what was left anyway). Do yourself a favor and do it right the first time and call Ark! Very professional and easy to work with, my tub looks great!

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Taste of Vietnam @ Banh Mi & Co.

From 6 p.m.-9 p.m. tonight, Senza (2873 N Broadway) is featuring a five-course wine dinner prepared by executive chef Noah Sandoval. Courses include...

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For their April "Taste of Vietnam" event, Banh Mi & Co's Loop location (214 W. Van Buren) will celebrate Vietnamese soups from 5 to 8pm. For $15, guests can enjoy complimentary regional...

Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark St., hosts a World Book Night pickup event -- stop by to get a copy of one of several free books being offered by local authors. Learn more here.

...Love of Molly Louvain, starring Ann Dvorak, tonight at 7:30pm at the Patio Theater, 6008 W. Irving Park Rd. The film will be introduced by Christina Rice, author of Ann Dvorak: Hollywood's Forgotten...

Swedish duo The Knife plays the Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., tonight Tickets are $35. Doors open at 7:30pm, show's at 8:30pm.

...of Sound Opinions at the Movies tonight at 7:30pm at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave. The film is Almost Famous, and Greg and Jim will talk about the film's...

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Our next meeting is Tuesday, April 8

Beat 1933 - east of Lincoln Ave and west of Racine Next meeting is Tuesday, April 8th at Illinois Masonic Hospital, 836 W. Wellington, 7th floor auditorium at 7:00PM.

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Location : Basement-St.Alphonsus Church, 1429 W. Wellington

Beat 1932 - east of Ashland and west of Lincoln Next meeting is Monday, April 14th at New Life Church, 1110 W. Lill at 7PM.

POST CLEAN-UP GET TOGETHER @ Noon:After cleaning up, meet at The Side Street Saloon (George & Greenview) at NOON for a complimentary bloody mary or drink or two of your choice. We need to celebrate our volunteerism. Sponsored by the South Lakeview Neighbors.

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Old Borders, North/Halsted?

Anyone know what is going in at the old Borders location at North & Halsted?

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