29 min ago

Looking for a short-term dogsitter

My wife and I are seeking someone to stop by our place to keep an eye on and tend to our 13-week old Morkie puppy. He's not quite used to being by himself all day, and unfortunately we need to be away.

Date: At least March 10-12, maybe a few more days on either side
Time: At least 5-6 hours/day
Where: Near Ravenswood and Wilson
Tasks: Keep an eye on him while he's in his pen; play with him; clean up after him; keep him fed; usual puppy stuff.

Just let us know a little about your background and your rates to chicodes101@gmail.com. Thanks!

Nov 25

Updated 50 min ago

Rory Fiedler: Who's Backing Him?

Hm. So I saw that this guy filed to run against Pawar in the 47th. Is this the "Jeri's Diner Candidate" that some of the old Machine stalwarts were talking about digging up a few months ago, or just a random independent? Curious if anyone knows about his candidacy at all.

  • The Elected School Board question is on the ballot in 38 Chicago Wards. Pretty good grass roots effort! Ward-to-Ward vote is needed since only 3 questions are allowed on the city-wide ballot and city-wide was blocked by Emmanuel's allies.

    Democracy is messy but the alternative has been worse so far.

  • CynicalPolitico Political Consultant, Geek, Policy-Wonk Wannabee

    Ok. I was right, well, sort of. I predicted 85 to 15 for Pawar. The numbers are 83 to 17. I may be cynical but I'm a politico, and I'm right.

    Jeff f, greenhorn, Robin, where are you? Ricolooola???? RICOOOOOLA!!!!

    In a few weeks we'll find out who funded Fiedler's campaign and I bet we'll find a Gene Schulter. Beware 47, the race for 2012019 began last week and if you're not careful the goons will come back.

4 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Moving? Need Cardboard boxes?

Hi Neighbors.
I have great u-haul and u-line boxes broken down in various sizes, and would love to give them to someone who is planning to move in the next month. All you have to do is pick them up!

  • on the edge of Chicago

    Yes please : ) I will try to message you to see if they are still available

38 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Headlight ticket

Yesterday I received a ticket from CPD for one of my headlights going out. I replaced the bulb today. Has anyone ever gotten one of these before? The language on the ticket is a little vague. Can I contest this once its fixed? Any guidance is helpful. Thanks.

  • Daniel Kelber Living the Good Life in Bowmanville

    The ticket will be dismissed if you bring a receipt to court. I know because I used to prosecute traffic tickets for the City.

  • I'm sure you did, but just in case - did you read the fine print on the ticket relating to the cited charge? Some 'fixable' citations specify how to have the ticket negated provided the problem is remedied. The courts don't want dockets crowded with cases that have no need to be there; this may be one, especially since as I understand it the light wasn't already burned out.

4 hours ago

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5 hours ago

Looking for apartment in Lincoln Square

Hello, We are looking for an apartment in Lincoln Square. Preferred move in date of April/May. We both work full time. We do have two very friendly cats. We are looking for a 1-2 bedroom apartment. We would like the apartment to be updated. Outdoor space would be a plus. We would prefer to rent directly from the owners. Please e-mail lincolnsquareapt502@gmail.com with square footage and price. Thank you!

24 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

House/apartment cleaner

Hi neighbors!

Does anyone know of a cleaning service or independent person that they could recommend?

Thanks in advance!

4 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Still Time to Vote

The polls are open until 7:00. If you haven't voted yet. Get over to your polling place and cast a ballot for Alderman Pawar.

  • MandaLeigh Here I Is.

    Kathy60618 has gone silent. While I'm no longer in your ward, I am with LauraLiz as to wondering why Pawar is so terrible. You guys are crazy-fortunate to have such a decent alderman.

  • Jack Lydon 47th Ward Democratic Committeeman

    It seems Kathy has gone dark. But that's okay. An alderman cannot please everyone. Kathy is entitled to her opinion; vulgar as it may be. Nevertheless, an interesting phenomenon has developed with the introduction of vote-by-mail--non-final election night results. Ald. Pawar's election night totals were 9,740 votes. However, since that...

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    It seems Kathy has gone dark. But that's okay. An alderman cannot please everyone. Kathy is entitled to her opinion; vulgar as it may be. Nevertheless, an interesting phenomenon has developed with the introduction of vote-by-mail--non-final election night results. Ald. Pawar's election night totals were 9,740 votes. However, since that time his vote total has grown to 9,844. His opponent's total has grown too, to 2,048. The percentages have changed, 82.78% to 17.22%. It may not be over for a while. The Board of Elections doesn't have to certify the election to the State Board of Elections for a while yet. The numbers are likely to change as the post office delivers ballots. But don't get your hopes up Kathy, there aren't 7,797 ballots still outstanding. Alderman Pawar has been re-elected.

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2 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

I know of a great apartment that is becoming available 4/1

I know of a beautiful apartment that is becoming available, the tenants are moving because they have just become homeowners.

  • LincSqSonny Lincoln Sq resident

    Me too... all of the above info...

  • If you all will just send me your email addresses i will send you pictures and info. Cant post here cause of advertisement rules. LiciaMacaluso@aol.com we are in the Mcpherson district

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5 days ago

Updated 2 days 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 21

Updated 2 days ago

Shoveling Your Walk. Let Me Help With That...

Hello, neighbors.

While you may not use the public walkway everyday to get to and from work, most of us do. Even though my calves and balancing abilities are getting stronger, my patience has worn thin. Also, it is very dangerous for a walk to turn to ice even for the more agile folk of Ravenswood.

SO! I present an offer for the people of Ravenswood this:
Let me shovel your walkway for a small fee. Depending on the snow,...

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Hello, neighbors.

While you may not use the public walkway everyday to get to and from work, most of us do. Even though my calves and balancing abilities are getting stronger, my patience has worn thin. Also, it is very dangerous for a walk to turn to ice even for the more agile folk of Ravenswood.

SO! I present an offer for the people of Ravenswood this:
Let me shovel your walkway for a small fee. Depending on the snow, I will come to your house however many times.

My perimeters will be Damen & Lawrence - Oakley & Lawrence, Oakley & Wilson - Damen and Wilson. Depending on how much you hate shoveling and have yet to do so this year, I will come to your house, too.

What do you say?

  • I know Maggie I almost called you today. But I think my son is going to Shovel when he gets home.

  • SpamAlert Hates being spammed

    If you are still advertising your services, what is your standard hourly rate? Or "small fee," as you term it?

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Channels

I know, cable is terrible... But, has anyone in the area, with Comcast, had an issue with a couple HD channels not coming in? Is it a provider or equipment issue? The lost channels seem to be growing in number by the day, first it was ones like Cooking and DIY, now its also NBC and FOX.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

CAPS Meeting

Hello, I live in the Ravenswood/Lincoln Square neighborhood and for homework I have to attend a CAPS meeting so I am wondering when and where will the next one it take place? Thanks!

  • MJB ASNA member

    You can also check for meetings in the 20th district which is just north of 19.

  • We have a wonderfully involved neighbor that sends out updates from all of the meetings. This was in his last email: The next CAPS meeting for Beats 1911 and 1912 is scheduled for Tuesday, March 17th (yes, St. Patrick's Day) 7:00 PM, at Kindred Hospital (2544 W Montrose Ave).

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Feb 12

Updated 3 days ago

Architect recommendation for duplex conversion

My family would like to convert our brick 2 flat into a single family home. Not a complete gut job, but extensive work to change function while maintaining the character of the building. Does anyone have a recommendation for an architect who has experience with this kind of work? Thanks in advance!!

Feb 22

Updated 3 days ago

World-class Montessori Preschool Coming Soon to Lincoln Square

Montessori Gifted Prep preschool provides a caring, comprehensive, high-quality Montessori education to children 6 weeks - 6 year old. Numerous unique services including extended hours of operation (6am - 8pm), personalized education, and ability to monitor your child during the day via internet. Come to our open house on March 28, 2015 at 10 am. We are located at 4754 N Leavitt St, Chicago, IL
RSVP at www.montessorigiftedprep.org

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    I never went to preschool and have my Master's :-)

    I former Chicago mom I know moved to the suburbs purely for this reason-the schools were not good here and Private was expensive. She lived in a good neighborhood where people had high incomes yet were enrolling them in the...

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    I never went to preschool and have my Master's :-)

    I former Chicago mom I know moved to the suburbs purely for this reason-the schools were not good here and Private was expensive. She lived in a good neighborhood where people had high incomes yet were enrolling them in the Chicago Park District preschool.

    My daughter's father begs to differ-he says does she even need to go to preschool?

    Parent Magazine has an issue dedicated to all the private school options pre-k to 12 and it is a big business alright.

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Any recommended local general contractors?

My husband and I are hoping to find a general contractor to assist us with minor renovations in a newly purchased home in Ravenswood. Any recommendations - especially direct experience with completed jobs, and descriptions - would be incredibly helpful! Thank you!

  • Slow Don't poke mama bear

    Forefront Construction, Inc has renovated several homes in the Northcenter/Lincoln Square area including our own. They do fantastic work and are meticulous in detail and cleanliness.
    Call Patrick at 312-404-2895.

  • Marcin Talaga Realtor/General Contractor

    Interview a couple of contractors and see who you mesh best with. I'd love to take a look at the work if you'd like. Message me if you haven't found anyone.

Mar 31

Updated 3 days ago

Stolen Honda Wheels

Another Honda in the neighborhood has had their wheels stolen; this time on Wolcott at Ainslie. It happened to me a couple years ago. It took the guys just a couple of minutes to get all 4 tires and get out of there. Wheel locks are a must, especially if you drive a Honda!

  • ChicagoKen Concerned citizen

    I posted a story as well. Man, you would think the Police would be looking out for this. We , fortunately , don't have to deal with violent crime like other areas. That being said, address what we do deal with over here. Property Crime!!!! We have to put the pressure on them. Might even be a good idea to make this an issue with our City council reps.

  • Ravens Yes.I can fix that.

    ChicagoKen. Your still of Charles Bronson is from the "Dirty Dozen"? Not to detract from your post. Please acknowledge.
    Thanks.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Campaign yard sign on parkway

So I'm a new member of the 40th ward after the redistricting (former 47th ward) and woke up this morning to find an O'Connor campaign yard sign on the corner parkway in front of my house. Now I don't own the parkway, but I do have to maintain it, and no one asked if they could place it there. I don't expect they'd remove it after the election either. I noticed the signs on other corner parkways as well.

  • Since my last post I was out for a walk so I decided to walk to St.Mathias where I voted and on the way I noticed where the O'connor signs were earlier are now gone and there are still daleiden campaign signs on the parkway it would be nice if her people who put them up remove them like oconnor's volunters did.

  • That's good to hear that some of them have been removed but volunteers should ask before putting them in the parkway in front of homes.

Feb 15

Updated 4 days ago

Any Salons Specializing in African American/Kids?

I am about have two foster kids living with me, both African American girls. I know it's going to take me awhile to get the hang of their hair and in the meantime, I may need to take them to a salon. Wondering if anyone has recommended salons that will braid children's hair. Prefer Northside, but I am not sure I can be particular. Thanks!

  • I don't know of any in the neighborhood (we live in Lincoln Square - I'm black and my husband is white and we have 2 little girls). I get my hair done at Van Cleef's in River North also Yehia in the South Loop area and I know they are good with all types of hair. Good luck!

  • There are quite a few in Rogers Park/Edgewater. I would Yelp it and see what you can come up with. If you are looking for styles other than braids I know a friend who likes Paul Mitchel Salons and I know that Cally's Curls and Company on Howard is good as well. I would also consult YouTube or search for blogs for advice! Good luck!

  • The Cradle in Evanston is offering a workshop on African-American Skin and Hair this Saturday.
    http://www.cradle.org/workshop-registration?nid=586

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Hello i live in Ls right off damen brown line Currently i have comcast high speed it is horrible su

internet suggestion comcast is horrible im doen need high speed I get better signal from neighbors but I paying for comcast fastest speed

  • Damian R Ravenswood Photographer

    Comcast IS a horrible company. That said, thier consumer internet service is the fastest around. If you aren't getting good speeds, there is a technical problem and you need to get them to fix it. I wish you the best of luck in your dealings with them. It can be...

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    Comcast IS a horrible company. That said, thier consumer internet service is the fastest around. If you aren't getting good speeds, there is a technical problem and you need to get them to fix it. I wish you the best of luck in your dealings with them. It can be very frustrating.

    BTW, the top tier service is 105Mb, fast enough for 10+ people to use simultaneously. Fast enough that one person would have a hard time using it all. If you're the only one using it, you're paying for a service level you can't even take advantage of.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Johnny Blue - now Sandunga?

Anyone know much about this switch?

  • LisaMV friendly Lincoln Square neighbor

    Although I guess June 2014 wasn't that long ago...

  • Gio V Lincoln Square - born and raised.

    I was curious to know the meaning of the new place's name, and found that Sandunga "is a traditional Mexican waltz and the unofficial anthem of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, in the state of Oaxaca." I guess now we know the theme of this new place!

5 days ago

Updated 4 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.

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5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Please Vote!

As I head out to vote today, I want to take a moment to request that my neighbors do the same. I've seen lots of encouragement on facebook, but would like to leave the request here among members of my community rather than just among my social network.

There are plenty of great resources online for information if you have questions about where to vote or aren't sure how you want to vote. If you have questions I'm happy to answer if I'm able.

Happy Tuesday to each of you!

  • Angela Appleby I moved to the area about 2years ago. I love it

    I am looking for a online resource to inform and help me make educated choices about local politics? What are your favorites?

4 days ago

Feb 21

Updated 4 days ago

Police

I'm so tired of hearing if u want police we will have to raise taxes. I'm sorry we r taxed out of our a""". How about we use our money wiser. The amount of neglect is mind blowing. Let's hold our peoe responsible.

  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    @Robin in WRP; You got it right. An old friend of mine is married to a former Special Ed teacher at Austin H.S. She used to get up extra early in the morning to telephone the homes of her students so that she can get the parents up so they can in turn get their kids up for school.

  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    @Mike from The Square; I don't see how having more white kids in the school system makes a difference to anyone other than a bigot. As far as the pensions go for union workers go, you clearly don't live on a pension. If it takes a decent pension to attract qualified people for jobs, then employers should honor the promises made to those employees when they were hired.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Voting Issues @ Chappell

This morning, at about 7:25 a.m., my only option was a paper ballot at Chappell Elementary. None of the scan cards were working for the electronic ballot box. Did anyone else have this problem?

By the way, I was also quite disheartened - to say the least - to be the only voter in the building. If you don't vote, there's no democracy.

  • Wendy Small-town living in the big city

    Take heart, BerkeleyGirl! There was record early voting this year. And maybe it was too cold early this morning? "Much" warmer now at 22 degrees!

5 days ago

Garage Parking Space

Looking for a garage parking space on 2200 block of Giddings by May 1st. Any out there?

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Feb 21

Updated 5 days ago

Fiedler's anti-Pawar door hangers

Looks like he's sticking with the "I'm not the popular alderman" platform until the end.

  • CynicalPolitico Political Consultant, Geek, Policy-Wonk Wannabee

    Awwww Kathy! You're a sweetie.

  • CynicalPolitico Political Consultant, Geek, Policy-Wonk Wannabee

    Seriously folks, Fiedler Arkansas friends couldn't even spell their website properly on their door hanger.

Feb 19

Updated 5 days ago

It's a bird, it's a plane...

...It's a plane named after a bird. Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey spotted flying over Ravenswood. Mainly used by the Marines when vertical takeoff is required. Interesting.

  • Mike from The Square Lincoln Square Circa 2004

    A lot of taxpayer money to promote Rahm.

  • poonjabi Andersonville

    Guy posts cool photo of a very interesting aircraft; neighborhood trolls emerge with nothing interesting to say.

Feb 18

Updated 6 days ago

Please consider donating to support Amundsen High Baseball on Donors Choose

Amundsen High School Baseball in Lincoln Square has a winning program on a shoestring budget right here in Winnemac Park. They lack the basics many of our elementary kids enjoy in their leagues. Our family enjoys playing and watching youth baseball in Winnemac Park. This is a great way to use your love of baseball to support our local high school! They only need $544 to go as of this posting.

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Amundsen High School Baseball in Lincoln Square has a winning program on a shoestring budget right here in Winnemac Park. They lack the basics many of our elementary kids enjoy in their leagues. Our family enjoys playing and watching youth baseball in Winnemac Park. This is a great way to use your love of baseball to support our local high school! They only need $544 to go as of this posting.

Click on the link below (or cut and paste into your browser).
http://www.donorschoose.org/we-teach/2801165/?active=true

Please visit the Friends of Amundsen page to get involved helping the baseball team or any number of academic and athletic programs at Amundsen High School in Lincoln Square at 5110 N Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625.

  • SBloom architect, dad and a half, 25 years north side

    This has been funded. Thank you to all of the generous donors!

  • Dear EHelm3 -- How kind and supportive you are. We are grateful to have wonderful neighbors like you. It makes my job of being principal of Amundsen High School that much easier!

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