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Neighborhood arsonist is sure to appreciate the Christmas trees...

I see that once again some group has once again attached Christmas trees to the lightpoles around Lakeview. When they did it last year, it seemed like a boneheaded waste of money, since most were dead by early to mid-December. But now that we have a serial arsonist roaming Lakeview? You've got to be kidding me. What rocket scientist thought this was a good idea? I wonder how many will be used as kindling between now and January.

  • L

    From the Crime in Wrigleyville/Boystown Twitter feed: "Info for the police: 916 DIversey, a homeless man just set a Christmas tree on fire. They put it out and everybody left."

  • john m crombie Business owner

    Bah Humbug! Let us get into of the spirit of the season and catch the moments as they fly!!

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Attempted break in - laundry room

Someone smashed the glass of our building's basement around 1300 W Barry. We called 911 and when the police arrived, they stated that someone may have tried to get to the laundry machine to steal the money. People watch out.

  • Sometimes it doesn't have to be a break-in situation.
    When I had a condo in a Near North high-rise there was a rape in the laundry room in that the rapist was only staying with someone in the building and he was doing his laundry.
    While there he met a resident who was doing her wash, too, and she assumed that he was a fellow owner and let her guard down. Then he made his move.

  • @Becky - that's terrifying. Not 10 minutes before we heard the noise, I walked by that window to get food from a delivery driver.

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Cinnamon Ice Cream

I fully admit this is a ridiculous question. Does anyone know of a place that sells cinnamon ice cream (store, shop, any place)? I've tried Mariano's and Jewel. I used to live in MN and during the holidays Kemp's would have it at the local grocers. I've heard that Blue Bunny also has it, but I haven't seen it at Jewel. (This is my mom's favorite and she is old and not well, so I'd like to find it before Thanksgiving.)

  • Menchie's Frozen Yogurt at River Point Shopping Center (Clybourn) has Cinnabon flavor and I am almost positive you can take it home by the pint. It's killer.

  • Whole Foods in Lincoln Park has a gourmet brand in pints Hope Mom feels better soon!

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Pens and pencil donation

I am an office supply hoarder. It doesn't help that my office supplier give us free samples of items. I have a shoebox of pens and pencils that I need to get rid of - does anyone know where I can donate these?

  • jasper1055 Roscoe Villiage

    My girlfriend is a 3rd grade teacher and is always looking for donations for their art projects.... Let me know and I can pick them up... I'm in Roscoe Village. Addison and Damen.

  • L

    I'm assuming Burley will take them. Arts of Life a nonprofit that works with adults with developmental disabilities would be another choice.

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Lost Dog- Brittany Spaniel- Brown and White

Escaped from yard - 3500 block of Seeley
Please call 773-551-3370 if you see it
Thank you

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Chicago's Ultimate Neighborhood Gift Guide: Presents From Pratt to Pullman

Twosided, 2958 N. Clark St., helps you spread the Chicago cheer with dozens of city-centric holiday cards and ornaments...

Wigglyville, 3337 N. Broadway, has everything you’ll need to keep your pup warm this winter. Jackets and hoodies from Canada Pooch are lined in super-soft Sherpa (prices vary). And adjustable wool scarves ($15) by Chilly Dog Sweaters fit every breed from Chihuahuas to Great Danes.

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...there’s a one-stop shop for all your holiday needs, it’s Foursided at 5061 N Clark St. The shop’s custom framing center will help you find the perfect frame for a...

...that fashionable man in your life, check out the newly opened Notre menswear shop at 5202 N Clark St. Pick up a plaid Band of Outsiders shirt ($275) or a classic pair of dark...

...where Chicago Poker Store finds its home. Get some expert advice from owner Fred at 6440 W. Diversey Ave. in Belmont Cragin, where you can buy everything from card decks ($17 to $30) to...

...Pick up a 22-once bomber bottle at Maria's Community Bar and Packaged Goods, 960 W. 31st St. and select liquor stores throughout the city...

Previously a home-based business, Life Organics opened its organic and natural beauty products store in Chatham (435 E. 75th St.) in March. The store sells all natural hair oil, shampoo, skin cream, body lotion, shaving cream, shower gel and body wash. Prices range from $6 per item to $30.

Freehling Pot and Pan, 1365 E. 53rd St., is one of the oldest retailers in the neighborhood. We love their collection of four...

...tires ($13-$30) by Humboldt Park artist Alexis Ellers. The pop-up shop, open at 1457 E. 53rd St. through Jan. 9, also has a selection of seasonal soaps like vanilla hazelnut, cranberry fig...

Art Effect, 934 W. Armitage Ave., has something for everybody — even if that certain everybody has everything. This independent shop is...

...that Don Draper himself would covet. Buy online or look for them at Sacred Art, 4619 N. Lincoln Ave. Fill with Koval whiskey or Letherbee gin...

Shopping for someone on their game, gear wise? Check out the city's latest streetwear at Marco DiPaolo's Mint Clothing, 1058 W. Taylor St. At the lively shop, the 20-year-old shop owner stocks limited-edition T-shirts ($15-45) from Chicago designers, in addition to his own Mint brand.

...with this handmade Dibs ornament ($12) from Replica Chicago, which opened its Jefferson Park store, 4425 N. Milwaukee Ave., in 2012, and has been the go-to source for Chicagophiles for all over the...

Walking into Humboldt House, 1045 N. California Ave., can be a bit overwhelming. You'll find yourself wanting to move in, or at...

Logan Square’s longtime flower flower shop Fleur recently moved to a new, larger location, 3149 W. Logan Blvd., making this the perfect time to stop in for some gorgeous gifts. Fleur’s knowledgeable...

...mason jar herb kits ($20) at the recently expanded vintage and handmade boutique Modern Cooperative, 1215 W. 18th St. The recipient of your Secret Santa generosity will thank you when they're growing organic...

...stationery (25 sets for $55 or 50 for $90) from Steel Petal Press in Pilsen, 2150 S. Canalport Ave. Created using old school hand-set type, the sets can be customized dozens of ways...

For the audiophile on the list, Audio Archaeology (1324 W. Devon Ave.) has you covered. Owner John Arnsdorff collects vintage audio electronics, records and more. He even...

Dovetail, 1452 W. Chicago Ave., is a great place to find vintage glassware and an awesome 1950s cardigan, but the...

Vividbraille, 2064 N. Damen Ave., makes a custom-line of winter hats for men, such as a wool woven beanies...

...firehouse selling T-shirts, hats and other Chicago Fire Department clothing. He opened a store, 3145 W. 111th St., in 2009 and died one year later. His brother and sister-in-law, Joe and...

Belle Up, 1915 W. 103rd St., stocks mostly maternity and women's clothing at its new location in Beverly. However, the...

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Dirt disposal

Any idea how to get rid of old dirt from container gardens? Looks like the yard waste disposal doesn't include soil. I have 20-30 gallons of potting soil used with vegetables for one season. Thoughts on where I can put this?

  • Can you spread it over your lawn or parkway?

  • Kathleen 12 year Wrigleyville resident

    I agree with above! I only rotate my soil every three years. I don't even cover my containers in the winter and always have beautiful flowers in the spring.

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The Belmont by Reside Flats, 425 W Belmont Ave, Lakeview East

The Belmont by Reside Flats, 425 W Belmont Ave, Lakeview East

A development team plans to begin construction early next year of a new Mariano’s at Broadway just north of Wellington, a few blocks west of the building.

Reside at Belmont Harbor apartments, 426 W Belmont Ave, Lakeview East

500 West Belmont apartments, Lakeview East

Reside on Roscoe apartments, 532 W Roscoe St, Lakeview East

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Belmont by Reside apartments, 3170 N Sheridan Rd, Lakeview East

Reside on Stratford apartments, 525 W Stratford Pl, Lakeview East

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Nov 19

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$10 Classes at The Shift Coworking & Community Space

To our Lakeview Neighbors:

I'm excited to announce that here at The Shift we will be offering $10 classes, led by Industry Professionals as a way to make learning opportunities accessible to everyone.
Our class offerings will cover a variety of topics, from Entrepreneurship and Small Business Help, to Arts & Culture, to Health & Wellness, Legal Advising, and everything else in between.

All classes are open registration and held here at The Shift, a newly launched Coworking and Community...

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To our Lakeview Neighbors:

I'm excited to announce that here at The Shift we will be offering $10 classes, led by Industry Professionals as a way to make learning opportunities accessible to everyone.
Our class offerings will cover a variety of topics, from Entrepreneurship and Small Business Help, to Arts & Culture, to Health & Wellness, Legal Advising, and everything else in between.

All classes are open registration and held here at The Shift, a newly launched Coworking and Community Space located at 4101 N. Broadway.

To view our Event Calendar directly, please visit: www.TheShiftChicago.com/events.html
Or, just stop in! We give tours of our space all day and are always happy to provide free coffee, tea, or snacks to our visitors;)

If anyone has ideas and suggestions for classes, please let me know. We're always looking for qualified teachers too (and we offer compensation for teaching).

Hope to see many of you soon!

All the best,

Nicole Vasquez (Small Business Owner of The Shift)
773-360-1199
@TheShiftChi
nicole@theshiftchicago.com
www.TheShiftChicago.com

  • Jill W. Inter-American Magnet School advocate

    Thanks for your prompt reply. However, it seems unoriginal (and uninspired) to assume the name of a pre-existing venture. Use of the public library is gratis. Doesn't mean everything there is up for grabs.

  • The Shift Small Business Owner of The Shift

    Ouch Jill W. that hurts to hear you say! Our business name was created purely in reference to our own business models of "work shifts." I don't know why you are associating us with a completely different and separate entity or being accusatory towards us, but it's painful nonetheless.

    We...

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    Ouch Jill W. that hurts to hear you say! Our business name was created purely in reference to our own business models of "work shifts." I don't know why you are associating us with a completely different and separate entity or being accusatory towards us, but it's painful nonetheless.

    We are an independent, small business, with a simple goal of offering people in our community a place to work, learn, and socialize.

    Feel free to drop by anytime to say hello, and help yourself to free coffee and snacks.
    Wishing you a wonderful day and a Happy Holidays!

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    Frog and Snail has been closed for months if not over a year....

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Reside at Belmont Harbor apartments, 426 W Belmont Ave, Lakeview East

Reside at Belmont Harbor apartments, 426 W Belmont Ave, Lakeview East

A development team plans to begin construction early next year of a new Mariano’s at Broadway just north of Wellington, a few blocks west of the building.

500 West Belmont apartments, Lakeview East

Reside on Roscoe apartments, 532 W Roscoe St, Lakeview East

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Belmont by Reside apartments, 3170 N Sheridan Rd, Lakeview East

Reside on Stratford apartments, 525 W Stratford Pl, Lakeview East

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Updated 4 days ago

Panera Bread at Ashland and School Falls Through; Target Development Not Happening

According to the latest flyers from Cushman &Wakefield, Panera Bread is no longer coming to Ashland and School and they are re-releasing it to market. Vitamin Shoppe is a go, and Target is no longer pictured on the map.

http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com/2014/07/panera-bread-at-ashland-and-school.html

  • Carter, that's a pretty limited view. The stockholders in both of those companies are all over the country, all over the world. If you have a 401(k) with mutual funds, YOU probably own some stock in both companies.

  • Carter O'Brien lager beer rioter

    Pretty limited view? We push for divestment where I work, and LaSalle bank was where I had my first bank account and Cash Station card.

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Masonry Repair?

Howdy! Does anyone have a recommendation for a good, honest and reasonably-priced masonry contractor? Need some repairs in the Wrigleyville area. Thanks!

  • Im licensed with the city and in business 23 years i do all my own work if u would like a free estimate you can call me at 773 203 3019 thanks mike

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