8 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Un - Neighborly Letter

Yes, our garage door was bent in Feb. from the weight of the snow. Yes, I am sorry our garage is old. We left it open because we were afraid it wouldn't open again once we it got it closed. We have sensor lights that go on with movement. Yes, we do want to fix it...The condescending attitude of this letter is terrible - - especially since they didn't have the courtesy to sign their name. The writer hides behind "CCA" and a PO Box. They are a neighborhood bully. Does anyone have knowledge of this group or the source of this letter? I tried to attach a jpg of the letter.

  • Concered Citizens of Ainslie can go suck it!

  • Wow. Just wow. That is appalling. Ignore it and don't let the *ssh*le who sent it get you down. And I second the suggestion of a zombie gnome and skeleton flamingo yard display this summer! :-)

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6 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Stray Dog Found

Posters have contact number .

36 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Missing person: Mother 86, black top and pants, disoriented

Hello everyone. My mother wandered out of my apartment this morning sometime before 9:30. A police report has been filed and they are looking everywhere. She is short, med build, brown/gray hair, wearing black top, black pants with orange waistband, hair might be in pin curls or down approx shoulder length, possibly only wearing socks, no purse, identification or cards or money. She has dementia and will be disoriented. Last known location is Lawrence and Paulina. Please call police with any info at all. Thank you so much.

3 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

What's in a Name?

Why is the media calling it Ravenswood? I grew up a block away and it's always been called Lincoln Square. A tragedy to hear of the violence at the 2200 block of West Winnemac. D__mn these border changes. Darn them to hell! (Insert Heston waving fists at Statue of Liberty buried in Winnemac Park)

  • Sunshine and Laughter home owner, CPS parent, local business consultant

    I noticed this morning 3 kids in alley 1 east block of damen smoking weed. I let the police know. I also suggested they patrol alleys before and after school. Yesterday, in the park, there was an elementary school girl (8th grade) looking to buy drugs. Everyone knows she needs...

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    I noticed this morning 3 kids in alley 1 east block of damen smoking weed. I let the police know. I also suggested they patrol alleys before and after school. Yesterday, in the park, there was an elementary school girl (8th grade) looking to buy drugs. Everyone knows she needs help and her aunt is on the LSC at Chappell which seems odd. If her own family doesn't know how to help her, what can we do to help the at risk kids? I hate to elevate to DCFS or police and just would like to see healthy options for the kids. Does anyone know why Chappel does not have good programs?

  • Sunshine, that's great you reported that to the cops. We should have more beat cops patrolling our streets and keeping it safer for all of us.

19 hours ago

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Updated 11 hours ago

Coyote in the Hood

Hey everyone. Just wanted to mention that I saw a pretty big coyote at 7am. He was in the alley between Paulina and Hermitage at the 4400 block. He wasn't looking for trouble with us (me and 2 large dogs), but he was just behind a neighbors house, who I think has chickens...Just a heads up.

5 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Daycare Near Ravenswood

Hello,

I am looking for any day care suggestions in or near the Ravenswood area. Anything down Ashland or Damen would also work well as I commute that way for work.

I all really need are names as I will call them all and speak with them personally.

Thank you all in advance

  • +1 for RC4 - ages 6 weeks-5 years, though usually a wait list

    +1 for Twinkling Stars Preschool - ages 3-5 years

  • I should have mentioned that this would be for infant care, but I appreciate all the suggestions!

40 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Horizon Reality Group

My mother is retiring and moving to the city this summer. Does anyone have any feedback on Horizon Reality Group? Thank you.

  • RoseRed 15 years in Chicago, 4 years in Lincoln Square

    I lived in a Horizon apartment for one year only. Then I got out, never went back, and warned everyone I knew to never rent with Horizon. Terrible.

  • Aron Long tlme Lincoln sq home owner

    Drive through the side streets in lincoln square .Lots of nice 2 and 3 apartments owner occupied where londlords would love to rent to a retired woman .

15 hours ago

Have You Seen the $300 Easter Egg? We Found Cheaper Handmade Options

Amy's Candy Bar, 4704 N. Damen Ave., is stocked, as always, with sugary sweets like malt balls, robin's eggs and imported chocolates.

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

But don't wait til the last minute to make up your mind. Beans & Bagels, 2601 W. Leland Ave., is closed Easter Sunday.

15 hours ago

Ravenswood Antique Mart on Damen closing

4727 N Damen Chicago IL 60625 in Lincoln Square/ Ravenswood (Photo BobDePalma and Eric Rojas, We spotted the large...

No mention on the store's web site about the closing.  The area of Damen and Lawrence has seen significant infrastructure improvements, large retail, apartment and condo developments along with new independent...

21 hours ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Quality

Everyone here can stop searching for Quality Rehab work of any home construction project you have, One call does it All. 40 years experience, That's where One call does it all comes into the picture

  • You've been part of this forum long enough to know the rules and how people feel about this. What made you decide to be part of the problem instead of part of the community?

  • Hammerman @ Lincoln Square Hammerman of Lincoln Square Tree House Builder

    Sorry Jamie! I won't do it anymore, Answer to your question! What made me be part of the problem is, Want to work and be part of a good rehabbed neighborhood with Quality craftsmanship! A lot of people on here are always looking for someone to Manage their Construction projects, So I just thought I'd Refer the best. I didn't really know that it has been a PROBLEM for the people of our community. As far as the Span comment, This Quality Work happens to be the real GUY

44 hours ago

Updated 18 hours ago

New business?

Morning neighbors! Does anyone know what is going in to the (Tbs Ayub Agunbiade) old restaurant space next to LA Tan on Lawrence between Maplewood and Rockwell? I saw some people bringing drywall into the place this weekend and am eager to have something useful take the space. (Hopefully not a bank - while useful, not that exciting.) Side note: Is Jack and Ginger's gone from the corner space?

  • LisaMV friendly Lincoln Square neighbor

    Hmm, I see, BerkeleyGirl, I wonder if it's a landlord/rent issue. I was happy when the dog place took the one corner, but now it looks like they've moved away too, it's such a shame having them both empty.

  • LisaMV friendly Lincoln Square neighbor

    And thanks for any input, I'm looking for any good news/new businesses around here!

19 hours ago

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3 days ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Vintage Linen Repair Needed

I have an embroidered tablecloth from my mom that is about 50 years old. It has a few medium-size tears/holes that are not on a seam. I have no idea how to repair this or if it's even possible to do so. It is beautiful and very sentimental. Do any of you know of someone who might be able to help? Thanks so much in advance.

31 hours ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Custom made baby gates?

Hi neighbors, any recommendations for a handyman or company that makes custom made (higher end) baby gates? Thanks

  • Ravens Yes.I can fix that.

    They do make them to fit just about any size opening. I think we bought some @ toys r us. I did custom make some for some odd configurations in my house. Maybe I can help. Call 312-890-7558 if interested

  • Hammerman @ Lincoln Square Hammerman of Lincoln Square Tree House Builder

    Give me a call 773-425-0223 Any Size or Shape you need. All my work is High end, Without the High end Price. Thank You, Danny

25 hours ago

Shots fired, 2:40am clarendon/Sunnyside?

Was I dreaming or were the fine men of Sunnyside showing love for one another again by firing off rounds around Sunnyside and Clarendon at 2:40? Something woke me up and I thought I heard shots. It isn't even April yet - is this seriously how the summer is going to be in Uptown?

26 hours ago

Facebook to launch social network for cyber security experts by The Corliss Group Latest Tech Review

Facebook is launching a social network for cyber security professionals to share information about threats that could lead to cyber attacks, as the US government and companies search for new ways to co-ordinate their defences.

The world’s largest social network is stepping up its work in cyber security by teaming with other technology companies including Yahoo and online scrapbooking site Pinterest. The platform will enable companies to share clues about how hackers are behaving in the hope of preventing security...

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Facebook is launching a social network for cyber security professionals to share information about threats that could lead to cyber attacks, as the US government and companies search for new ways to co-ordinate their defences.

The world’s largest social network is stepping up its work in cyber security by teaming with other technology companies including Yahoo and online scrapbooking site Pinterest. The platform will enable companies to share clues about how hackers are behaving in the hope of preventing security breaches.

As cyber attacks hit companies from Sony Pictures to health insurer Anthem, the private and public sector are under pressure to work together to understand their adversaries. Hackers join forces and share tips to break into networks but so far, communication about cyber defence has often been haphazard.

Mark Hammel, Facebook’s manager of threat infrastructure, said ThreatExchange had been developed from a system that Facebook was already using internally to make it easier to catalogue threats to the site in real time.

27 hours ago

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2 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Chipotle Opening

My friend and I were walking past the new Chipotle on Broadway and noticed all the cars so we thought we would check things out. They are having a soft opening today and was supposed to be by invite, but the guy at the door let us in. It was packed, the food was great and the atmosphere was wild. Did I mention the food was free? We had a great experience and maybe if you give them some puppy dog eyes and the guy at the door is cool, you can get in and try it out. I am already hooked. Be sure to bring a few bucks to tip the servers. Welcome to the neighborhood!

  • There's a new one on Broadway and Foster. The one at Belmont has been around for many years.

  • CT3

    Ah at foster, thanks. Yea, i don't know why I thought it opened in August. My apologies if I offended any of the cult members

29 hours ago

Updated 29 hours ago

School Tour at Chappell Elementary School - Tomorrow!

Come visit your local elementary school for a tour tomorrow, Tuesday, March 31st at 9:30am!

This tour was just added due to parent interest! Whether you are an interested parent or a community member who just wants a peek, you are welcome to join us for a look around the school. Mr Peila, Chappell's principal will answer questions and give a school tour and the Friends Of Chappell are providing coffee and homemade treats to munch on!

Chappell Elementary is located at 2135 W. Foster Ave, 60625. Kids welcome!

2 days ago

Updated 40 hours ago

Disposing of Supplements?

I know I can take expired prescription drugs to police stations for disposal, but I can't find anything on expired supplements. does anyone know if there are special disposal requirements and if so where I can take them?

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3 days ago

Updated 44 hours ago

Lost Key

Long shot but a key was lost in the vicinity of Lincoln, Lawrence and Western. Around Auto Zone, Walgreens and Gene's. Georgia Tech key chain among a few others.

46 hours ago

Mar 01

Updated 2 days 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!

  • Nina Sidsel de Vendegies Retired CPS teacher; aware of Chicago politicking!

    By the way, my dogs have included a Maltese (Silly Willy), Dalmatian (Siri Kit Mendosa), Cockapoo ("Bongar" for "bon garcon" - French for "good boy"), Spanish black Cocker Spaniel (the ancient kingdom of Nubia, ), and my last buddy but recently deceased at the age of fifteen, my English Springer Spaniel ( Gabriel the Good). They all lived healthy, happy and long lives. Thank goodness for these darlings who give so much back to us and ask nothing in return.

  • RavensMaven - I'm also looking for a sitter, in my home. please contact me through Everyblock (click on my profile, then "send message" on the right). I have 2 dogs & need someone from Friday 4/3 until Saturday 4/11

Mar 23

Updated 2 days ago

Tour Ravenswood Elementary School

Ravenswood Elementary School has added tour dates to its regular schedule to accommodate CPS’ lottery acceptance announcements. Tours will be offered at 9 a.m. on:

Tuesday, March 24
Tuesday, March 31
Tuesday, April 14
Tuesday, May 12
Tuesday, June 9

Tours are led by Ravenswood parents knowledgeable about the school curriculum and activities. Visitors have the opportunity to see facilities, observe classrooms in action, ask questions and experience our school community firsthand. After the tour, the principal or assistant principal...

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Ravenswood Elementary School has added tour dates to its regular schedule to accommodate CPS’ lottery acceptance announcements. Tours will be offered at 9 a.m. on:

Tuesday, March 24
Tuesday, March 31
Tuesday, April 14
Tuesday, May 12
Tuesday, June 9

Tours are led by Ravenswood parents knowledgeable about the school curriculum and activities. Visitors have the opportunity to see facilities, observe classrooms in action, ask questions and experience our school community firsthand. After the tour, the principal or assistant principal will join the group for an open question-and-answer session.

Reservations are not necessary. To join the tour, enter the school through the main (center) entry doors on Paulina Street. Sign in at the security desk and proceed down the hall to Multi-Purpose Room.

  • SBloom architect, 26 years north side

    Another tour offered this Tuesday Morning!

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Hide ya dogs!

Saw a coyote wait to cross traffic at Ashland and Leland, then nonchalantly walk right down the sidewalk by Chase Park.

  • Send the coyote our way to sort out the incessant shrill yapping mongrel a couple houses away

  • Ravens Yes.I can fix that.

    Did the Coyotes owner tell it to stop & wait for the light? The coyote seems a little brighter than some bicyclists. Not all bicyclists!!

2 days ago

Found ActiveLink near Lincoln and Eastwood

Found a WeightWatchers ActiveLink near Lincoln and Eastwood. It's in a grey carrying clip.

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Mar 02 2014

Updated 3 days ago

Free concealed carry class - Northcenter

We are offering a free concealed carry class the weekend of March (March 28/29). The class will be eight hours each day and we will do the shooting qualification at Maxon's in Des Planes the following Saturday.

The class is limited to 40 people so if you are interested send us an email and we will send you the details.

Illinois has just been forced to allow people to protect themselves. Don't pass up this chance to take charge of your personal defense.

  • ANN1 xx

    Im confused. Is this class this weekend or was it last year?

  • Hammerman @ Lincoln Square Hammerman of Lincoln Square Tree House Builder

    Sure is funny! ???????????????? I thought it was this week, I didn't see the year. Just responded to it last week since I saw the dates of March 28&29. oh well too late anyway, ha!

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Emergency on Lincoln

Anyone know what happened on Lincoln, by Bad Apple/Jewel last night? We were coming home around midnight and the street was blocked off there with firetrucks, ambulances and police. Scanned the news this morning but haven't found anything.

  • There was an apartment fire on the east side of Lincoln ave. If you know where the store Embelish is, it was one of the apartments above it. I could smell the smoke on Cuyler and then heard sirens about the same time around 1130pm.

Mar 20

Updated 3 days ago

Lincoln Square Concealed Carry Course

After your training you have a thorough understanding of:

The Firearm Concealed Carry Act
Justifiable Use of Deadly Force
Unlawful Use of a Weapon
How to draw your gun from a holster quickly and safely
What type of ammunition / gun is best to defend yourself
The various options on how to conceal your gun
When to shoot and when not to shoot
How to shoot without taking the time to use the sights
Much more…

Instead of merely a...

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After your training you have a thorough understanding of:

The Firearm Concealed Carry Act
Justifiable Use of Deadly Force
Unlawful Use of a Weapon
How to draw your gun from a holster quickly and safely
What type of ammunition / gun is best to defend yourself
The various options on how to conceal your gun
When to shoot and when not to shoot
How to shoot without taking the time to use the sights
Much more…

Instead of merely a lecture class, you will spend time interacting with the instructor, other students, and even training with laser pistols in the classroom before we head to the range.

You can finish your 16 hours with all the training requirements for Utah, Arizona and Florida non-resident CCW permits in addition to your Illinois License! This will allow you to carry in 32 States.

If this is of interest to you contact us at chicagocarry@windycitymail.org and we will send you the details for the course.

  • I am interested as well. Just sent you an email.

  • ANN1 xx

    I looked at the calendar for Maxon and I don't see the class, when do you do the shooting?

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5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Wireless Phone Service

I am looking to switch my wireless service from Verizon (only because my office building is the only place in the world that doesn't get Verizon service). I'm just wondering what other wireless services people have that get good service in the city and outside of the city.

  • LGK

    Ok, yeah, I was just wondering about Sprint. Nobody had mentioned it and I really don't see a lot of Sprint stores around. They are offering crazy deals like buying out your current contract and unlimited data. Wondering what other's experiences are with Sprint.

  • Rachel writer, indexer, editor, researcher

    This site can be helpful in figuring out coverage, too: http://opensignal.com/coverage-maps/US/Chicago/

4 days ago

Thank You for Found Keys!

We wanted to thank whomever found my mom's Honda keys (4700 block of North Hermitage Ave.) and placed them in a white envelope on her windshield. My baby's carseat is in there, and we were worried we wouldn't be able to get in. We would love to thank you in person, please let us know!!

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

LOST KEYS....

Walked on the east side of 4800 block of Ashland yesterday between 12noon and 5pm, Wed. 3-25-14 and lost a set of keys. Did anyone find some? Can you please contact me here on EveryBlock?
Thanks for your help,

Also was at the bus stops:
Lawrence just west of Ashland, north side of street.
Lawrence at Western heading back east.

Walked to Brown line from Lawrence.

And then (Ugh!) downtown.
I've called CTA and Brown line stations.
.... probably hopeless... hoping for that amazing miracle...

L. B.

  • Lynda Bean Long-time resident.

    Thanks Patrick and Rachel for the moral support. Miracles happen... keys have been found! I'm so relieved... I didn't post a lot of info about what was on the set to protect myself from an unlikely hero. If people found keys I figured they'd want me to ID the set... I would've wanted them to ID something specific to me so I could verify they actually had them.

    Thanks again. Grateful for this forum.

  • You know how when you get replacement insurance cards there's always some blank plastic around them? Cut an oval, use a sharpie to put your number on either side, seal it up with clear packing tape so the marker doesn't run, and hole punch a hole. Viola, instant ID fob....

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    You know how when you get replacement insurance cards there's always some blank plastic around them? Cut an oval, use a sharpie to put your number on either side, seal it up with clear packing tape so the marker doesn't run, and hole punch a hole. Viola, instant ID fob.

    I've been doing this for years, I've never had to take advantage of it but after losing a set years ago I got proactive and that plastic around your insurance cards is perfect for making a little tag similar to a store loyalty card - only for loyalty to you. Plus, murphy's law states clearly that you will only lose your keys if there is no identification on them, putting a tag with your phone number on them insures them against getting lost. ;)

4 days ago

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