14 hours ago

Updated 33 min ago

Boil Water Advisory status?

Hello, we received a Boil Water Advisory on Feb. 26 "until further notice" and I called 311 to check the status, she said the water is safe to use now and that the city would not be providing any formal notice, is that trustworthy? Any thoughts? Thanks!

  • SunshineDiva2014 Long time Chicago resident.

    Where did you get the notice ? I live in Avondale on Belmont near Western. Would love to have more info.

  • We received official notice that the advisory was lifted, water is safe.

  • Where do you get the advisories from? I live within the boundaries of past ones and would like to get them

2 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

White Castle

Does anyone know what is going on with the White Castle near Addison/Elston/Kedzie?
There is a construciton fence up around the property. I'm guessing it's being remodeled or torn down.

6 hours ago

Daniel Knox @ Constellation

Singer-songwriter Daniel Knox celebrates the release of his self-titled record with a pair of shows at Constellation, 3111 N. Western Ave., tonight. The 9:30pm show is sold out, but there are still tickets for the 7:30pm show; they're $10.

18 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Found SD Card on Roscoe

I found a camera SD card in the snow on Roscoe st between Ravenswood and Lincoln.

2 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Buyer Seeks 3BR/2BA+ in Elevator Building

Our client is seeking a 3BR/2BA+ in an elevator building in the Lakeview/Lincoln Park area. We have exhausted our search on the MLS and are looking for owners considering selling.

Prefers updated; concrete between floors; pets (cats) allowed; quiet neighbors; HOA fees lower than $1000 if possible.

If you or someone you know has a condo similar to this they would consider selling please let me know..

  • Messaging you with the realtor for a unit for sale, not yet listed, right now.

  • There are a few units at 3530-3534 LSD that meet your criteria, particularly the concrete floors/walls. It's exceptionally quiet, and does allow pets (1 dog, any size and up to two cats per unit).

12 hours ago

$100 Rush Hour parking ticket.

Does this restriction start before or after the sign? I took this picture from where I was parked ( on the corner.) You can see the sign about a third block up. I have been parking here for 2 years with no problems but if I am wrong I will park somewhere else. I could google it but every blockers tend to know it all..

12 hours ago

Tree trimming season!

The winters close to being over and time to make sure your trees are healthy and strong at joses tree service we will give you expert advise on deciding if your trees need some work get your free quote from on of our professional trimmers
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42 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Found Toyota Key in Roscoe Village

Hi Neighbors,
I found a Toyota key buried in the snow near School and Wolcott. If it is yours, please let me know what is on the key chain and I'll return to you. Thanks!

  • Lost mine a long time ago..if mine would have a bronze medallion that would have 4/7 Cav on one side and Garry Owen on the other

2 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Summer Options for 6 year old child

I'm looking for daycare options for my 6 year old for this upcoming summer. I work from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. The Neighborhood Boys & Girls Club doesn't start until 8 am but I have to be at work by 8 am. I need to pick up as late as 6 pm on some days. Any suggestions/recommendations for high quality group childcare for a 6 year old in the area? Looking for entire summer, not just short summer camps. Thank you!

  • mike Return Chicagoan circa 1996

    Hamlin park offers day camps during the summer that I have sent my boys to. It's not too expensive and you need to sign up online. It is offered through the Chicago park district.

  • SPIRO 1983 sergeant 19

    Put the delinquent in a boot camp or ymca or bible study thank you very much.

3 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Specialty Video Closing

I was told today that the video store on Broadway, between Melrose and Belmont will be closing in the Spring. The reason was a rent increase.

36 hours ago

Updated 20 hours ago

  • Shelly Lifelong suburbanite, now in South Lakeview.

    So sad but oh well.

  • Simple, pay the rent or get the F out. By not paying the rent, the bar owners stole money from the property owner, like a common thief! So long, bring in somebody new.

4 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Wayne Electric Building - Elston and California

Does anyone know what is going on with the old Wayne Electric Building on Elston and California? They just put up fencing all around the property. Has it been bought out? Are they going to tear it down and build a commercial or residential bldg?

  • They were tearing at least part of it down when I went by on Thursday morning.

  • Jacko Z just livin' in the hood

    Pedestrian traffic would help, however the size of the sidewalks and discombobulated intersections make it very hard to develop a restaurant/bar. Also the Elston strip just south of this intersection needs a redevelopment.

22 hours ago

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40 hours ago

Chicago Ballet Center Open House, March 1

Happy Spring, everyone .. well, almost! The Chicago Ballet Center (4024 N Cicero) is hosting an open house this Sunday from 1 to 4pm. Meet the faculty, join the group music classes and age appropriate dance classes from 1:30 to 3. Shanti Kumari will offer a joyous yoga experience at 3 that is open to all ages and includes live musicians. Our 11 week spring session begins March 9 and finishes with our annual Extrava-DANCE-a performances May 30 and 31 at Filament Theater. Registration will be available during the open house for anyone ready nurture that inner artist. 773.283.6510 for more info.

41 hours ago

Tearing Up Streets by St. Wenceslaus

Starting next week the City has announced that it will be tearing up streets in my area, including the Monticello block by St. Wenceslaus, for water/sewer repairs. They've also posted "no parking" signs that extend into April. There doesn't seem to be any provision of what the many people who pack the block with parked cars each night should do. All the blocks around are zoned for permit parking. Has anyone heard any news about easing of permit parking restrictions or such? Yes, I can call the alderman, but I wanted to tap the community grapevine first. Thanks.

2 days ago

Updated 42 hours ago

Story on parenting and transgendered children

I'm a graduate student and reporter for the Medill News Service at Northwestern University. I am currently working on a story about the successes and challenges of being the parent of a transgendered child. I am looking for a parent (and if possible their transgendered child) who would be willing to speak with me about their life experiences. The story would be composed of a 400-600 word article and a 2 minute video piece. So ideally, I would like to...

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I'm a graduate student and reporter for the Medill News Service at Northwestern University. I am currently working on a story about the successes and challenges of being the parent of a transgendered child. I am looking for a parent (and if possible their transgendered child) who would be willing to speak with me about their life experiences. The story would be composed of a 400-600 word article and a 2 minute video piece. So ideally, I would like to have you speak quickly to me on camera. It is possible to be on camera anonymously, although not preferred. The piece will be published on our website: http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/ and CanTV (the public access channel) for a day. If you are interested or know someone who may be a good contact, I would very much appreciate a message back.
Thanks, Julie

  • Hi Julie,
    While I don't have a child, I just wanted to mention that generally the correct term is considered "transgender" instead of "transgendered."

    http://www.glaad.org/reference/transgender
    (See problematic terms)

    Good luck with your research!

  • Julie, a good friend of mine is willing to speak with you. You didn't leave a phone number for her to call you, but she has said I may share her email address with you so you can contact her. kfgrobman@live.com

  • JulieWoolie Graduate Student/Reporter for Medill News Service

    Thank you so much! I will email her.

43 hours ago

Found a Ring

Yesterday I found a ring in the middle of the street on the intersection of Clark & Diversy. This seems to be a wedding ring & would like to return it to its rightful owner. I know this is a long shot, but I figured I'd try anyway. I'm not going to post a pic of it but if you recently lost your ring and believe it is yours please send me a private message with a detailed description or better yet a pic. Feel free to forward this.

44 hours ago

Daniel Knox Delivers Gritty-Beautiful Music On His New Album

The official release of the new album is this Saturday during two shows at Constellation (3111 N. Western Ave). The 9:30 p.m. show is sold out, but a 7:30 p.m...

46 hours ago

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5 days ago

Updated 46 hours ago

Thoughts on Bad Dog being Gone?

What are the thoughts on Bad Dog Tavern being shuttered?

  • They were always understaffed for lunch on that patio. Only one server for a LOT of tables on weekdays. Also, their kitchen vent clearly hadn't been cleaned for a while and there was a grease stain about 8 feet long along the exterior wall facing the patio. Just gross.

  • Botkin Kinch: the knife-blade

    I got the worst food poisoning of my life from their ahi tuna tacos. It was a very memorable experience.

2 days ago

Feb 11

Updated 2 days ago

  • Dave- Scott is anti-status quo in that he refuses to vote along with Rahm's left-wing lackeys on the city council, so you two should really be kindred spirits!

  • Joe Lake Facebook, Twitter, Klout, EveryBlock, Yahoo Groups

    In 2007, Scott Waguespack defeated formen Ald. Ted Matlak (appointed as alderman in 1998) by 121 votes. The Ted Matlak-Terry Gabinski-Dan Rostenkowski-Joe Rodtenkowski regime had run the 32nd Ward for nearly one hundred years. That's status quo.

2 days ago

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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

18th Amendment going to be Big Jim's now.

In the last 6 months the space went from Bonsai to 18th Amendment and now has signs Coming Soon Big Jim's. I assume from the people of Little Jim's, anyone know any word on the space.

3 days ago

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Feb 10

Updated 3 days ago

First 'dibs' on condo before hits market

We will be listing our 2bed 1 bath condo in April in Roscoe Village proper ( by Lush Wines).
Gut rehab and we will be freshening up the floors, bathroom etc.
Stainless steel appliances, laundry in unit, easy street parking, bright unit, walking distance to literally everything.

I wanted to throw it out to the EB-ers first! If there's interest, I can send you more info.

  • I'm interested

  • Marcin Talaga Realtor/General Contractor

    Just want to throw it out there, if you need help with freshening it up and/or listing I work down the street at Conlon. I'd love to help.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Police ride-alongs?

I've heard that Chicago police officers and detectives will do ride-alongs for civilians but I cannot find any information on the City of Chicago police department website. Has anyone ever done this or know who to contact? Thank you!

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Aluminum Coating Cost for Flat Roof

I have a 2007 new build (the standard issue brick rectangle) with a flat roof (that has what I believe is the original aluminum coating on the roof). I have started getting estimates for the application of a new layer of aluminum coating on the roof and the estimates ($1200+) strike me as a bit high for what I understand the service to entail (broom clean and application of one coat of aluminum coating). I would greatly appreciate thoughts on (1) how much this service should cost (Angie's List is not helping me here) and/or (2) whether most people just do this themselves. Thanks in advance!

  • Any thoughts on the above? Thanks again in advance!

  • Marcin Talaga Realtor/General Contractor

    You can factor it'll cost around $.60-$.80 per/sf. If your roof is 1500 square feet for example then it'll cost somewhere around $900-$1200 if you hire a pro. You can do it yourself. Home depot sells a good one called Henry Fibre Aluminum Roof coating. You can probably get it done for half the cost, just be careful up on the roof of course.

3 days ago

Couple Looks to Buy Beloved Andy's Music Store Before It Closes

Now Elarde, 26, of Lincoln Square, can't help but drop in when he passes the store at 2300 W. Belmont Ave.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Dirty Activity in 33rd Ward?

Went to Linne school to vote this morning and encountered an election judge on the corner yelling at two teens: "Don't do this again! The investigators are on their way!" On my way out of the polling area I heard another judge on the phone describing "an issue with two individuals"... it sounds like the teens were handing out some sort of false information, but I couldn't confirm (didn't want to creep on his convo). Just wondering if anything similar happened to other folks.

  • Picked up about 10 Mell cards INSIDE the voting room at Horner Park yesterday. Handed them to the official who didn't bat an eye. I am astounded the Mell machine did not steal this thing outright. I disagree with much of Meegan's fiscal ideas but I don't think he is connected so might be responsive to the Ward's people.

  • Genevieve artist, photographer, cat lady, mom, WHorner Park

    Ugh, ridiculous.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Donating magazines, any ideas?

We have several magazine subscriptions and are looking to donate many months worth rather than recycle them. Does anyone have any ideas of where we can donate them in our community?

  • Wendy Small-town living in the big city

    + 1 for Ravenswood Community Services. 1757 W. Wilson!

  • Also, the Lakeview YMCA takes donated magazines, I think.

3 days ago

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3 days ago

Calling all gardeners in Avondale

Hey all! My friend started this Facebook page for gardeners in Avondale who might want to swap seeds, seedlings, and harvests this year. She's thinking of rounding up folks in Brands Park throughout the season. If you're interested, check it out!

https://www.facebook.com/AvondaleGardeningSwap

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Suggestions for Donating Specific Items

Looking for an organization or individual that would be interested in a donation of 4 commercial table sewing machines with rolling chairs and tons of spools of thread and bolts of fabric. Caveat -- items must be picked up in Highland Park and the machines weigh about 200 lbs. each. Suggestions?

4 days ago

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

434 Melrose

Does anyone know the status of the unfinished construction site at that location? There was supposed to have been a hearing at City Council in regard to it.

  • Robert Rohdenburg Affordable Housing Activist for ONE Northside

    I've reviewed the published agendas of both the Zoning and the Housing committees from August 2014 through January 2015 and could find no mention of this address for a zoning change or any other city council or committee action. Because of the election, there will not be any city council...

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    I've reviewed the published agendas of both the Zoning and the Housing committees from August 2014 through January 2015 and could find no mention of this address for a zoning change or any other city council or committee action. Because of the election, there will not be any city council meetings or committee meetings in February. There is a Housing committee hearing scheduled for 3/11 10am and two Zoning Committee Hearings next month: 3/12 and 3/17 , both staring at 10am in Council Chambers,before the 10am 3/18 City Council meeting. No agendas for these committee meetings are available yet. Shortly after 3/1 some of the agendas for the March meetings should start to appear. You can check the web site:
    https://chicago.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx for any additional committee meeting dates, changes in times/locations, and the meeting agendas. The current or new alderman for the ward may know more about the property before any hearing action. The press coverage about the property are old stories at:
    May 21,2012 story:http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2012/05/21/stalled-condo-building-to-serve-as-skeleton-for-luxury-rentals.php
    June 3,2011 story:http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2011/06/03/failed-lakeview-condo-development-leaves-a-stump-behind-1.php

  • I'm sorry to hear that nothing has transpired, but thanks very much for your thorough review-I appreciate it!

4 days ago

Get out and vote today!!!!

The polls are open until 7 p.m. tonight. It is your civic duty to vote!

4 days ago

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