10 min ago

Lots of Cops on Henderson

Does anyone know whats happening on Henderson between Damen and Wolcott? There are about 15 cop cars and the street is blocked off.

4 hours ago

5 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

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.

34 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

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.)

  • I've gotten it at Windy City Sweets before (around 3300 N. Broadway).

  • 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.

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47 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

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.

  • Admittedly, now that I got the courage to look at which window got broken, I wonder if it was just an act of vandalism. The front garden apartment has several packages outside of their door that haven't been taken, and the cars in the back weren't broken into. We just have a small windowpane. I'm not sure what the person(s) who broke our glass were trying to do, but it definitely sounded scary as there were several thumps (maybe trying to break through the side door?) before breaking the window.

  • krw

    That's terrifying. My biggest fear would be that this criminal just got in the building and has access to all the residential floors! Thanks for posting I'm going to alert my relatives' and friends' building manager!

2 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

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.

5 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Bridge

I unfortunately am one of those homeless people who live under that bridge. I mean no harm to anyone especially the people who reside there on Kedzie and on sawyer. I would like to tell anyone who is interested that we do not want to be there anymore that you want us there. We mean no harm and we try to respect the community and all the people who pass through on a daily basis. Don't be scared of us....

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I unfortunately am one of those homeless people who live under that bridge. I mean no harm to anyone especially the people who reside there on Kedzie and on sawyer. I would like to tell anyone who is interested that we do not want to be there anymore that you want us there. We mean no harm and we try to respect the community and all the people who pass through on a daily basis. Don't be scared of us. Try to keep an open mind. Notice that when you do pass through that we try very hard to keep it as clean as we can, we usually don't speak unless spoken to, and we never ask for anything. Some of deal with mental illness others have drug and alcohol problems but there are some of us who are very down on our luck with no family or place to go. If anyone would just reach out and ask they would know that we are harmless and we are just as afraid as you are remember we are there all night. We are alone we are treated as if we are not human and sometimes invisible as if this is what we really want sometimes people think the answer is as simple as getting a job which is a real challenge when you cannot keep your hygiene up, get proper rest and have no way to get back and forth imagine how frightening it is to go out all day and look for a job come back and find that the little bit you own has been discarded by the city. For just a minute put yourself in our shoes and maybe do for us what you would want someone to do for you if you were in our position. It absolutely is not as easy as it sounds.

  • Hi Teri,
    Sorry to hear about your misfortune. There is a place you can go to get help and get back on your feet. It's called Cornerstone Community Outreach, call Micah, the Group Missions Coordinator, at 773-558-8042 or drop in at 4826 N. Clifton. Everyone there is there to help...

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    Hi Teri,
    Sorry to hear about your misfortune. There is a place you can go to get help and get back on your feet. It's called Cornerstone Community Outreach, call Micah, the Group Missions Coordinator, at 773-558-8042 or drop in at 4826 N. Clifton. Everyone there is there to help you get out of this situation and get back on your feet. They house you, find you nice outfits to wear and help you find a job. They also are at Friendly Towers on Wilson Ave. Wonderful people and they are there for you! And anyone else. You just can't bring liquor or drugs with you. Not that you are doing those things but if you do bring anyone with you they need to know that it won't work if they try. My prayers are with all of you.

  • I heard they charge a fee at the Parks now, to take a shower. Glad you are back on your feet.

Nov 13

Updated 22 hours ago

Holiday Fest Fundraiser for Harmony House For Cats

Saturday, November 15th 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
2914 N. Elston Av.
Free admission
773-293-6103
www.hhforcats.org

Shop for Harmony House t-shirts and sweatshirts, our 2015 color calendar featuring the gorgeous cats of HHC, handcrafted jewelry, Thanksgiving and Christmas decor, Chicago’s finest catnip pillows and mats, and homemade baked goods. Find purr-fect gifts for everyone on your shopping list. Sorry, your pet cannot attend this event.*If every guest brought one item from Sheldon’s Wish List to Holiday Fest, it would help...

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Saturday, November 15th 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
2914 N. Elston Av.
Free admission
773-293-6103
www.hhforcats.org

Shop for Harmony House t-shirts and sweatshirts, our 2015 color calendar featuring the gorgeous cats of HHC, handcrafted jewelry, Thanksgiving and Christmas decor, Chicago’s finest catnip pillows and mats, and homemade baked goods. Find purr-fect gifts for everyone on your shopping list. Sorry, your pet cannot attend this event.*If every guest brought one item from Sheldon’s Wish List to Holiday Fest, it would help stock the shelter for the winter months ahead. Please help if you can.
Sheldon’s Wish List
Gift cards for Petco, PetSmart, Pet Supplies Plus, Costco and Target
Science Diet cat food
Cat litter – regular and scoopable
Paper plates (6 or 9 inch)
Paper towels
Liquid HE laundry detergent
Postage stamps
13 gallon trash bags
A home for every cat!

  • SunshineDiva2014 Long time Chicago resident.

    I am in charge of adoptions at the pet store that I work at ...please contact me and we can set up a time for you to come to the store. Sunshinediva2011@gmail.com

5 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

viaduct

Now that the weather is getting so very cold will the city do something about the homeless community living under the bridge at Belmont and Kedzie? I am just curious the city comes and periodically removes their belongings will they still do that during the winter monthes?

  • Carter O'Brien lager beer rioter

    Well, I was just there. And while I do not hate on any of these folks, their gauntlet of junk encroaching on the public way is impossible to understate. Nobody gets to claim the sidewalk for their own use AFAIC. And for the record, their ties to drug running and gangs are well known.

  • teresa avondale concerned citizen

    You are right Amber I am more concerned for their welfare,. I feel sorry for them I wish they all could find a better place to be Ideally their own place but at least someplace warm and dry.

6 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

$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.

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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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Jul 22

Updated 2 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.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

  • Veronika Fashion Designer,Gallery Owner,Web Designer, Muse

    Moreno's true colors yet again. He has to go!

  • Cut the guy some slack. He was probably just drunk again. That's when his misogyny shows.

Oct 22

Updated 2 days ago

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

2 days ago

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Nov 05

Updated 2 days ago

Fireplace Project

I'm looking to have the surround on my fireplace (currently painted wood) redone, preferable with stone like my hearth. Does anyone know, or can anyone recommend, a contractor/tradesman/designer/company that would do that kind of project?

  • Yes Tim loves working with vintage and barn wood; he has done many projects with both. Call him up; have him come out.

  • My husband does the stone hes a gc but his speciality is stone masonry he just completed the tuckpoint on a 40 unit at 858 agaitite by u if u want to see his work his name number is 773 203 3019 mike McDonald

3 days ago

Found keys

Found keys on parking across Affinity salon . Car keys with LAZ tag . Pick up keys in the salon. specify car brand name and show ID.

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5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Animal control SOS!

Animal control is completely full! because of this they will be killing many adoptable animals to make space. If you know anybody that can foster or adopt please let me know. Fostering is temporary (you have them until they are adopted) and free. Please share this to your Facebook statuses.

3 days ago

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4 days ago

Lost small black key + bike key

I lost a small key-set near the Henderson Square apartments, possibly on Henderson or School Street. If you found them, they don't have any noticeable key-fob, and there should be 2 black plastic coated keys, plus one or two others.

4 days ago

Community Alert - Residential Burglaries

Bureau of Detectives – Area North

Community Alert
P14-N-196 (CA)
November 19, 2014

Wanted for
Residential Burglaries
016th District
( Jefferson Park)

About the Crime:

Unknown Offender(s) are entering apartments and residences through windows or doors and removing property. Offender(s) are taking electronics, jewelry, cash, and other miscellaneous items.


Incident times and locations:

There have been five incidents that have occurred since October 31, 2014. These incidents are occurring mainly during the day time and early evening hours. These incidents...

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Bureau of Detectives – Area North

Community Alert
P14-N-196 (CA)
November 19, 2014

Wanted for
Residential Burglaries
016th District
( Jefferson Park)

About the Crime:

Unknown Offender(s) are entering apartments and residences through windows or doors and removing property. Offender(s) are taking electronics, jewelry, cash, and other miscellaneous items.


Incident times and locations:

There have been five incidents that have occurred since October 31, 2014. These incidents are occurring mainly during the day time and early evening hours. These incidents have occurred on beat 1634 within the boundaries of Cicero to Long and Belmont to Irving Park Road.

5200 block of W. Belmont on October 31, 2014, between 11:30 PM – 8:00 AM
4800 block of W. School on November 4, 2014 between 7:45 AM – 7:30 PM
5300 block of W. Patterson on November 6, 2014 at 5:00 PM
4900 block of W. Eddy on November 17, 2014 at 11:10 AM
4900 block of W. Roscoe on November 17, 2014 between 7:00 AM – 2:55 PM



What you can do:

· Be aware of this crime and alert your friends and family about this crime.
· Make sure all doors and windows are locked.
· Pay special attention to any suspicious subjects loitering in the area.
· Call 911 immediately and provide a detailed description of the offender(s) including any vehicle description and license plate information as well as direction of flight, if known.


If you have any information Contact the Bureau of Detectives – Area North
(312) 744-8263
HX-489158, HX-495276, HX-497709, HX-510083, HX-510701
Chicago Police Department

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Found Cat: Grey & White

For the past 4 days there has been a grey & white cat hanging around my house near Seminary & Eddy. He/She seems like an indoor cat, looks very soft & clean. I've tried a few times to get it to come to me, but have not had any luck. Thought it would be a good idea to post in case someone is looking for her. If I'm able to bring her inside, I will take her to PAWS.

  • Thanks for posting and trying to help his kitty. You can also post on Lost Cats Illinois via Facebook, a picture would help too. Poor thing is probably hungry and freezing out there. If you're able to get her/him inside you could also try taking her to a local vet to scan for a microchip.

  • Thanks for posting. If it wouldn't be too much hassle you might try to lure the cat with some wet food (very cheap), and then take her/him to get checked for a microchip. I'm sure he/she is just scared and has a home somewhere!

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5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Parking Spot

I need a parking a spot garage for now till the winter ends, we live in Hamlin between Milwaukee and Diversy

  • I have a garage with room for another car. Just can't be a big car. Let me know if your interested.

Nov 02

Updated 5 days ago

Referendum on CTA Belmont "Flyover" on Last Page of 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.

  • The water, like the metal of the elevated structure, was likely quite cold and the tracks were getting hit with spray driven by the wind. Most of the heat from the fire rises upward, without traveling laterally, and given the extreme cold that morning it likely wasn't close enough to heat up the elevated. Further the firemen would have continued to douse the building long after obvious visible signs of fire were extinguished (in order to prevent any smoldering embers from reigniting).

  • Thanks, Hank, I hadn't checked the news, only what I saw out the window from the train.

5 days ago

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6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Saturday Family Dance Party!

Hello Everyone! I am excited to announce our first Saturday Dance Party! Come down to Picnic: A Gathering Spot for Families and join our dance instructor, Jen Guglielmi, for an energetic and fun hour of dancing and playing! Fun begins at 4:00 pm.
Check out what we're all about, meet new friends, and boogie!
For more information and to RSVP, go to: http://www.chicagofamilypicnic.com/gatherings.html

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  • Picnic Picnic: A Gathering Spot for Families

    We're asking a $5 donation per family if they can.

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Nov 18

Updated 6 days ago

Handyperson recommendation?

Hi
Can anyone recommend someone for a couple of small jobs? Leaky tub faucet, hot water hose change for washer. Some other small odd jobs. Thank you.

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