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walking partner(s)

Senior seeking women walking partners in Lakeview area between Belmong and Irving Park/Damen and Shefield

  • I love walking with neighbors! Post time(s) you start and where. Do you ever start your walks at Lincoln/Irving/Damen ?

3 days ago

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Referendum about proposed CTA "Flyover" on Nov. 4 Ballot

There will be a referendum about the planned CTA “Flyover” on the Nov. 4 Election Ballot in the #20, 36 & 38 precincts of the 44th ward. Vote NO to protect Central Lakeview!

The Referendum: Has the CTA sufficiently justified the $320 million proposed Brown Line Flyover project and its impact on local homes and businesses?

Vote NO to insist the CTA let the community know what they plan before it’s too late to stop them.

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There will be a referendum about the planned CTA “Flyover” on the Nov. 4 Election Ballot in the #20, 36 & 38 precincts of the 44th ward. Vote NO to protect Central Lakeview!

The Referendum: Has the CTA sufficiently justified the $320 million proposed Brown Line Flyover project and its impact on local homes and businesses?

Vote NO to insist the CTA let the community know what they plan before it’s too late to stop them.

The CTA Belmont El ‘flyover’ will waste $320 million++. Save Central Lakeview, a thriving restaurant, shopping, business district, from being ruined by the unnecessary Brown Line ‘flyover.’ Don’t let them waste your money, ruin your neighborhood.

The flyover will swing wide over two blocks of Clark Street, turning a large chunk
of this essential street into an under-El wasteland. Many commercial buildings and homes will be destroyed. Those still standing will be left facing under-El emptiness and an overhead train.

The CTA ‘findings’ are false, their drawings intentionally misleading.
Plans have NOT been finalized; please speak up for Lakeview before it’s too late.

Want to know more? Contact: 3200nwiltonblk@gmail.com

Or join the conversation on Facebook or Twitter:
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  • d3 NOH

    I disagree. This administration is putting people on a road diet, you have to fix public transit before that will work. 16 buildings is no big deal in the big picture, and these people will both be compensated and there will be some structure going up to replace many of...

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    I disagree. This administration is putting people on a road diet, you have to fix public transit before that will work. 16 buildings is no big deal in the big picture, and these people will both be compensated and there will be some structure going up to replace many of them. How many of the "homes" are underwater condos, btw? There aren't any SFHs being displaced by this as far as I'm aware.

    This is much bigger than 16 people's homes, it's the entire infrastructure of public transit serving the northern portion of Chicago. That's 16x62500+.

    "status quo" would cost the GDP more than this project will over the life of infrastructure.

  • Leaving for work a few minutes early doesn't solve the congestion problem, and if everyone does it, just moves the whole problem down the clock a bit. The math doesn't work, and the ridership is growing every year. Extending the red line will significantly increase overall ridership all by itself....

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    Leaving for work a few minutes early doesn't solve the congestion problem, and if everyone does it, just moves the whole problem down the clock a bit. The math doesn't work, and the ridership is growing every year. Extending the red line will significantly increase overall ridership all by itself.

    Which makes more sense, move the people in 16 buildings (and pay them full market value and moving expenses), or having hundreds of thousands of people experience delays every day for the next CENTURY (adding up to billions of hours of lost productivity)?

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Water leaking from House

Morning, on my way to work this morning I could hear alot of water leaking from a neighbors house but it is vacant. The house was recently up for sale..I could see alot of water in the little walkway at side of house..Who do I call if I do not know who lives there?

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Candles, signs and a vigil on Hamlin and George?

Anyone know what this vigil was for? Apparently someone named "green eyes" died. Not sure if it was gang related or if he was shot, hit by a car, etc?

  • I called the cops twice to get them out here when it started getting super loud just a few hours ago. I thought these idiots were gone as I hadn't seen any gang activity in the past month or so. Guess not.

  • I was considering it when things were getting loud earlier. Glad someone did it at least, hah. I'm with you though, the gang activity is quite the downer in the neighborhood.

6 days ago

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Chicago Speed Camera Map: watch out for one by Lane Tech High School

https://mapsengine.google.com/map/viewer?mid=zDIlbNW6Kzv4.kWRTNheTjAho

Just an fyi, speed cameras in school zones are set if you go over 20 mph. Watch out for one at 2501 W. Addison by Lane Tech High School. The normal speed limit is 30 mph and the cameras run longer than expected (6am - 9pm?) not just during school hours. $100 ticket.

  • Dang, I didn't know they now took speeding violations from the front?! What are times of the reduced 20mph speed?

  • There's also one just south of Belmont/Lincoln/Ashland between the Petco and Boston Market. i just noticed the sign today. As others have mentioned, it's 20 MPH. I *think the sign said it's enforced during school hours when children are present. Someone please correct me if I am wrong. 20 MPH is SO slow. Combine the school zones with all of the the slow zones because of city parks and you'll be at a crawl on many busy thoroughfares.

4 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

gunshots

Did anyone hear gunshots near Addison and Lawndale at about 5 a.m. on Thursday (9/18) morning?

  • PBB

    Oh, I agree. I always try to be careful. Just kind of scary to be woken up by gunshots at 5 in the morning. Be safe everyone!

  • I live around Lawndale & Cornelia also and heard the gunshots both times - Thursday and Sunday - but didn't see anything either time. I did sort of question whether it was fireworks on Sunday. When I was walking my dog on Wednesday night around 930/10pm, there seemed to be a group of men having an "animated discussion" at Eddy & Hamlin - wonder if it was related? Haven't seen the SUV they were standing by since and I walk my dog daily (sometimes twice).

2 days ago

Updated 19 hours ago

27 Magazine Holders

I have 27 magazine holders/cases I'd like to give away, preferably to a charity. I know that I can drop them off at one of many local charities, but I'd prefer to give them to a charity that is going to use them. Do you know of one?

  • The Black Star Project on Sept 22, 2014, has need for wooden magazine racks.
    Please follow up with Dorothy at 773.285-9600 on this fine offer for magazine holders.

  • Shelly Lifelong suburbanite, now in South Lakeview.

    I checked with them. I'll take some or all of them! :)

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Bus Shelter on Broadway and Sheridan

Does anyone know what happened to the Bus shelter on the corner of Broadway and Sheridan? I drove by it this morning and the glass was shattered.

  • My guess would be a car ran into it. I've seen that happen several times at other bus shelters. Once on Division and Western I was almost hit by a car that took down the whole shelter. Be careful in those things.

Aug 29

Updated 22 hours ago

Botched 'Anti-homeless' Barricades in Avondale Cost At Least $45K So Far

Full article on DNAinfo: http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140829/avondale/botched-anti-homeless-barricades-avondale-cost-at-least-45k-so-far

"A revised project plan from the city shows the height of the barriers being reduced 2 feet, but the hollow barricades will need to be redone. The revised plan also includes a reduction of the barriers' slope from a sharp 63 degrees to 34 degrees."

  • teresa avondale concerned citizen

    I have lived in Avondale/Logan square area for more than a decade, and although the homeless camp is unsightly and sometimes smelly I pass through that underpass on a daily basis and have never had a problem with the homeless people who stay there. On at least three separate occasions...

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    I have lived in Avondale/Logan square area for more than a decade, and although the homeless camp is unsightly and sometimes smelly I pass through that underpass on a daily basis and have never had a problem with the homeless people who stay there. On at least three separate occasions I have had conversations with some of them. I now realize they don't want to be there any more than we want them there. I was present last week when the city came and removed their belongings once again, It was heart wrenching to see the one female who stays there literally crying because she lost the last of everything she owned once again. It is very sad. I tried to put myself in her shoes. It is hard for me to understand how or why people live this way, or why some people CHOOSE to live this way. I honestly don't believe that this underpass will ever be free of the homeless. Maybe if we help them, hire them or just try to come to some kind of understanding with them we can all live with the situation, after all they have to sleep somewhere

2 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Memory care home for dementia - least expensive in the area?

Sorry, to be so direct about a sensitive subject but memory care is way expensive and my family has to budget the money available very closely as there are two people involved. Right now they are paying $7,000.00 a month for two and, while that is a very good price, they are living out of state and, though its a very nice facility, they beg hourly to come back to the Chicago area.. Its impossible to get costs online. Thanks very much for any information.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    The Admiral is very expensive

  • Resident of LP In Lincoln Park since 1980

    We just moved my mother- in-law into Sunrise of Lincoln Park, at 2710 N. Clark. It is about between $5000-$6000 per month. I'm not sure what it is for a couple. It is an amazing place with a focus on memory care. It is worth checking out for your parents.
    It would be nice to have them close by.

5 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Folks to move a dresser up a flight of stairs?

Anyone know a couple folks who could move a dresser up a flight of stairs for us? When I was little my mom would always call the local college kids over to do such tasks, but we're not plugged in here enough yet to know anyone. We'd pay them for this, of course. Thanks!

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What's going on in Boystown?

I've lived in Boystown for two years now, and in the last few months I feel like the strip of Halsted between Roscoe and Clark has gotten… questionable. In the last week and a half alone:

1. Walking to DSW, 8 pm. Someone approaches me trying to sell cocaine.
2. Walking to dentist, 10 am. Large man calls me a f-ing f***** transvestite with my d*** between my legs. (I am a small blonde girl).
3. Walking home with my...

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I've lived in Boystown for two years now, and in the last few months I feel like the strip of Halsted between Roscoe and Clark has gotten… questionable. In the last week and a half alone:

1. Walking to DSW, 8 pm. Someone approaches me trying to sell cocaine.
2. Walking to dentist, 10 am. Large man calls me a f-ing f***** transvestite with my d*** between my legs. (I am a small blonde girl).
3. Walking home with my boyfriend, 8 pm. Man jumps in our face yelling that we're gross, both of us. (I can assure you, we're not).

These things all occurred during normal weekday hours. It's starting to make me uncomfortable even walking down that corridor, and I've never felt that way before.

Has anyone else noticed a lot of weird going ons over there?

  • Robert Rohdenburg Affordable Housing Activist for ONE Northside

    I am an affordable housing activist who was evicted from the Chateau Hotel last June along with about 140 other elderly, people with disabilities, veterans, and working poor Chateau Hotel tenants. I hope that all Lakeview/Uptown area residents are noticing that the closing the Ambers SRO, The Sheffield House SRO,...

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    I am an affordable housing activist who was evicted from the Chateau Hotel last June along with about 140 other elderly, people with disabilities, veterans, and working poor Chateau Hotel tenants. I hope that all Lakeview/Uptown area residents are noticing that the closing the Ambers SRO, The Sheffield House SRO, the Abbott SRO, The Chateau SRO, the Lawrence House SRO, the Astor House SRO, and other area SRO's in recent years has NOT reduced crime in the area or significantly improved the area, as Ald. Cappleman had expected when he targeted certain SROs for the gut-rehab/conversions into higher rent housing, now owned by BJB Properties and FLATS Chicago. Hurting low income tenants, 2,200 evicted in the last three years alone, causes more problems for others and does not eliminate the problems some residents and alderman thought would be solved with their closing. Gentrification hurts those that remain or move into the gentrified neighborhood as well as those forced out. If bad or illegal things/ happen, take a picture with your cell phone, if you can, and go to police. Those committing crimes, such as selling drugs, harassing pedestrians. trying to extort money from motorist/parkers, need to be stopped or charged. Bad and illegal behavior that is tolerated or rewarded will get worse.

  • dse

    nice comment, greg morrow. just lower the standards for city behavior, and voila! what we get is just what we should have expected. no thanks. given the organization you are posting from, i'd think you'd be a little more visionary/hopeful/inspiring than that. wouldn't you?

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Two free items

I have a rocking chair (ugly but comfy) and a table top (scratched) that I'm going to give away on Free Cycle or CL, but thought I'd offer them here first. Please let me know if you very soon if are interested.

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Sep 08

Updated 2 days ago

Missing cat

Black and white cat with black nose got out yesterday near Wolfram and Lakewood. Thanks. 773-580-4130

  • Mila is still missing. Please call or text any information to 773-580-4130. Reward: $300

  • I have not found Mila but I did find a very hungry black and white cat in the alley of 1649 Barry. The cat has a black face with a thin white streak.

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Muskie's Closing

Sigh... Another institution bites the dust. Muskie's (corner of Lincoln/George/Lakewood) is closing either this Saturday or next Saturday. They are renters and the owner wants to do something else with the property. The cleaner next door also has to close soon.

Sep 13

Updated 2 days ago

Odd Store Front at Kedzie & Grace

Just south of Grace on Kedzie (couple doors south of Christina's bar) there is an odd storefront. There is no name on the front, and it's clearly not residential. There are weird items in the store like miniature houses and cats. I've never seen anyone doing anything inside. Does anyone have any idea what this place is?

  • I bet Dr. Who's Time Machine is in there !

  • An older woman lives there. I think it used to be a beauty salon, and now is her home.

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ID found at bus stop Diversey & Paulina (east bound)

We found an id card for a Ben Schlueter at the bus stop. If you know Ben or are Ben message us here on everyblock.

  • Did you look him up on Facebook? If you're able, I saw two that could be him, but you may better be able to tell since you have his picture....

  • Yes, I did look him up and sent him a message. Thanks for your suggestion.

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Beautiful Victorian table base in the alley, 1900 block of Oakdale

Square shape, beautiful carving; missing top (probably was marble).

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Dog found - is he yours?

This friendly little guy just wandered down the sidewalk and into our yard this morning. Is he/she yours? Location is Roscoe Village - Roscoe near Western.

Second question - if we can't find the owner, what should we do? We are not pet owners and not sure how to proceed. Is there a friendly shelter that can take him in? We don't want to send him back out into the street.

  • Speaking for all dog owners, I think-- you're just the kind of person we'd want our dogs to find. Thanks for taking the time.

  • jasper1055 Roscoe Villiage

    So glad Indie is back home safe and sound Kate!!!

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Aug 28

Updated 4 days ago

Methadone clinic!

Yesterday, there are flyers going around in the neighborhood concerning a new methadone clinic being opened on Belmont Ave. and Oakley .I called the 32nd Ward office and confirmed this. This is not a rumor but a fact. I don't understand this type of business being allowed before asking the residents first. Not saying that people don't deserved to be helped but maybe in a medical district might be an appropriate setting. Also I understand that the State is responsible for allowing this zoning regulation to happen. This makes me very nervous , be aware.

  • OK it looks like the Alderman is working on this, so the information earlier about his non involvement appears to be cleared up. Email from W as follows:

    Dear xxxxx,


    As the Alderman for your neighborhood, I wanted to reach out to you with information I have recently received about...

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    OK it looks like the Alderman is working on this, so the information earlier about his non involvement appears to be cleared up. Email from W as follows:

    Dear xxxxx,


    As the Alderman for your neighborhood, I wanted to reach out to you with information I have recently received about the opening of a new drug and alcohol treatment center at 2329 W. Belmont. The location of the treatment center was formerly in the 1st Ward and has now been redistricted to the 32nd Ward.

    Upon receiving the news that a clinic was opening, we checked the legal requirements for the clinic. The clinic is licensed and regulated by the State of Illinois and the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency, not the City of Chicago. The property was already legally zoned for health uses such as a clinic. I have also met with the owner to discuss her plans and operations and addressed concerns from the neighborhood. Included below is information about the center's mission and the owner/operator.

    The center is run by Dr. Anjali Gupta, a former oncologist at the Univ. of Chicago who is board-certified in addiction medicine. She is currently the Medical Director at the Gateway Foundation of Chicago - http://recovergateway.org/

  • An email was sent out today to all RVN members, and RVN & HPN came out strongly against this clinic with a letter to Waguespack, Cullerton and Williams. They recommeded all neighbors voice their opinion to these 3 as well.

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