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Updated 28 min ago

Anyone have a rec for someone to fix jets on a tub? Also need to have our fireplace checked out.

Our tub and fireplace have been busted for a while...don't know who you call for either. Is it an electrician or a plumber for the tub? And do you call any fireplace company? Is it pricey?

Thanks!

  • Walter Brody The only American flag I've seen in 60640

    How much to fix a firepalce? Depends what's wrong. I had American Heritage Fireplaces put in my fireplace and chimney. They're very good and personal.

    What's wrong with the tub that would require an electrician? Is it a Jacuzzi that isn't operating? Then, of course, an electrician. Is the plumbing leaking? Then, of course, a plumber.

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  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REMOVE & REPLACE 60 SHEETS OF DRYWALL TO A 2 DWELLING APT. BUILDING, NO NEW PARTITIONS OR STRUC. WORK TO BE DONE UNDER THIS PERMIT

    4544 N. Claremont Ave. Issued November 21, 2014 Comment

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Robyn Hitchcock @ Old Town School

...7:00pm, and happens in the concert hall in the school's main building at 4544 North Lincoln Avenue. Full details and advance tickets available at the school's Website, or call the school...

10 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

What's Burning?

We're at Rockwell and Gunnison and there is a ton of smoke and sirens on Lawrence. Anyone know what's going on?

  • It was a garage on fire off the alley between Talman & Washtenaw, just South of Lawrence. No one was hurt, not sure how it started, but did hear a loud boom before sirens...unsure if it was related though.

6 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Police activity at damen and winnemac

anyone know what is happening at or around winnemac park tonight? I saw a cop car parked at the entrance with their lights on and cops circling the block.

Nov 13

Updated 7 hours ago

Lost Cat

Neville, a 6 year old male cat, grey with white markings and green eyes, was lost Wednesday night, November 12th, at 9pm on Campbell Ave between Lawrence and Leland. If found, please message me as soon as possible!!!

6 days ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Looking for a worthy cause to donate childrens toys/home stuff to...

We like to rotate out our still-newish toys and home stuff. Rather than send to Salvation Army for resale, we were hoping to donate to a cause here in Northcenter. Maybe a shelter or support center for single moms/dads, etc.

Ideas? Recommendations?

  • Ravenswood Community Child Care Center (RC4) provides very affordable child care to teenage parents (in addition to full-paying parents from the community), so long as those teens are pursuing their high school diploma or college degree. To donate toys to these kids, you can contact the daycare directly (www.rc4cares.com) or contact Parenting PROgress (http://ravenscov.org/mission-outreach/parenting-progress/), a program that provides support for these parents and their children.

  • SixtyTwoPercentWater Neighborhood Blogger

    Thanks all for the recommendations. We went with HGS and they could not be any more appreciative of the donation. I feel like the things went to a good place.

28 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Newport International Runway Group Tokyo Latest Trends: Etisk mode: hvor er dit tøj lavet?

Lucy Siegle falder i nogle berømte miljømæssige fotomuligheder at modellere senest i etisk indkøbte tøj

Lejlighedsvis går min invitation til hovedbordet i verdens-skiftende topmøder og skelsættende økologiske sammenkomster tabt i posten. Smuldre jeg? Jeg lå og dø? Jeg gør ikke. Jeg simpelthen falde mig ind i rammen efter hændelsen i en handling af retrospektiv photobombing. Men som en etisk Zelig hvad ville jeg bære?

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Updated 18 hours ago

Places to walk in the woods and hour from Lincoln Square

Tomorrrow is going to be a sunny day and we would love to find some woods to walk in with in an hour of here. Any suggestions.

  • Thank you for all the great ideas. We had a wonderful afternoon at Ryerson Woods and are now aware of the other parks.

  • One of my favorite and most used books is 60 hikes in 60 miles the Chicagoland edition. You will have so many places to choose from.

20 hours ago

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44 hours ago

Updated 21 hours ago

A handyman

We need someone who can install roller shades. Any recommendations, please?

2 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Residential winterization services?

I live in a condo that has cold wind drafts coming from the windows and baseboards. Was curious whether anyone knew of a company that would provide winterization services to address these issues? I looked online and could only find plumbing/pipe winterization services. Appreciate any referrals!

  • A friend of mine has this company which will come out and assess where all of the issues are in your home (they get into every nook and crannie to see where the real culprits are) and how to fix them:
    http://www.greendreamgroup.com

  • Thanks to all of you for these very helpful tips!! Really appreciate all the useful information. Hopefully with these resources, the expected Polar Vortex II will have nothing on me now, especially when I'm in my toasty warm condo!! Thanks again.

46 hours ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Bird Sitter

Looking for someone to care for parakeet in home or visit from 11/26-12/3.

  • L

    Often the cat sitting places will have someone who visits bird. There are a number of posts on EB for cat sitters that you can search for.

  • Neighborly1~ Values community.

    Hi Falcon, You can email me through EB. I may be able to care for your bird while you're away.

  • Thank you both. I friend came through!

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR RENOVATION OF EXISTING COFFEE SHOP. SCOPE OF WORK TO INCLUDE MINOR ELECTRICAL AND PLUMBING WORK FOR RELOCATED EQUIPMENT AND FIXTURES; NEW FURNITURE, CASEWORK, AND FINISHES. INTERIOR WORK ONLY.4557 NORTH LINCOLN AVENUE

    4557 N. Lincoln Ave. Issued November 20, 2014 Comment

28 hours ago

The Social @ Old Town School

...the Indigo Girls at 7:30pm. Both events happen in the schools new building at 4545 North Lincoln Avenue, and seats are available through the school's Website. For more information, call the school...

4 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

Snowbirds?

Yikes, this is the first time I've seen so MANY large flocks of migrating ducks/geese (?) overhead in such a short time. In the past few days, I've seen (and heard - they're loud enough to be heard inside, at which point I run outside to take a look) multiple flocks of what look like up to fifty/sixty or more birds flying in perfect formations...and headed south. Anybody else enjoying the show? Any birders out there know if this concentrated...

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Yikes, this is the first time I've seen so MANY large flocks of migrating ducks/geese (?) overhead in such a short time. In the past few days, I've seen (and heard - they're loud enough to be heard inside, at which point I run outside to take a look) multiple flocks of what look like up to fifty/sixty or more birds flying in perfect formations...and headed south. Anybody else enjoying the show? Any birders out there know if this concentrated of a migration is unusual? (And should I be buying my airline tix now to join them?). In the past, I've seen flocks migrating, but never so many in such a short time, directly over this area (St. Ben's). I guess it's not just OHare that's changing their flight plans.

  • A friend of mine saw a flock of sand hill cranes flying overhead!

  • Sunflower6876 Loving life in Lincoln Square!

    I was about to say, I think what you saw were sandhill cranes! So cool!

34 hours ago

Looking for Parking Near St. Ben's

Hi! I am looking to rent a garage space near St. Ben's between now and January. Does anyone have any leads? Thank you!

40 hours ago

Why Did Divvy Stations Dance Around River West, Lincoln Square?

A station was moved from Lincoln and Eastwood to Leavitt and Lawrence, as part of the new streetscape and road diet on Lawrence.

A station was moved from Lincoln and Eastwood to Leavitt and Lawrence, as part of the new streetscape and road diet on Lawrence.

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The second relocation moved a Divvy station from Milwaukee Avenue and Green Street in River West two blocks away, to Union Street and Grand Avenue. The previous location...

44 hours ago

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3 days ago

Updated 44 hours ago

Icemaker repair

In need of someone qualified to figure out the problem with my refrigerator's ice maker (side by side, frigidaire model, front dispenser). I replaced it about 10 months ago, and it has never worked properly. The last person I had out seemed to make it worse, so I'm looking for someone who has experience with this sort of thing. Any recommendations?

  • Thanks everyone! I've got someone coming today but will keep all these as plan b - well, plan e at this point. ;)

  • MJB

    I have used Sears.

3 days ago

Updated 45 hours ago

Where are your favorite places to look for rental housing?

I have used Apartment People in the past, and have been looking at Craigslist, Domu, and Chicago Apartment Finders. Do you have a favorite property management company in the neighborhood? Thanks!

  • vb,
    Usually one of five things s happening when that happens:
    1) whoever placed the ad is flat out lying
    2) there were multiple units renting in that building. they advertise the cheapest one to get attention. it worked, and the lower priced unit has already rented, so they only...

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    vb,
    Usually one of five things s happening when that happens:
    1) whoever placed the ad is flat out lying
    2) there were multiple units renting in that building. they advertise the cheapest one to get attention. it worked, and the lower priced unit has already rented, so they only have the more expensive one listed.
    3) the company offers some kind of move in special (one or even two free months on an 18 month lease is not uncommon), and they list the net rent, rather than the "market" rent that they actually charge for the other 16 months on the lease
    4) during the slow seasons, management companies and owners will often be flexible with rents just to fill units. even if they are asking a certain price, some leasing agents may know they will come down on the price, and post the lower price.
    5) management companies also pay higher commissions when it's slow rental season. brokers and leasing agents are desperate to rent units. sometimes they will post a lower price, rent the unit at a lower price, and have the owner or manager take the difference out of their commission.

    That being said, the difference between $1200 and $1600 seems a little high for 3, 4, or 5 to be the case. So someone may just be dishonest, or they may have already rented the cheap apartment you saw advertised.

  • LisaMV friendly Lincoln Square neighbor

    I've used just about every service in this city over the last 10 years. The most recent guy I worked with was so far the best. Not sure if he's still there but his name is Adam Ballog with Blue City Apts. He was very helpful, listened to exactly what we wanted and found the prefect place for us! Good luck!

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Updated 2 days ago

Style files: What Makes Tokyo Collection Special by Newport International Runway Group Latest Trends

Events called "fashion week" are held in most of the world's major cities twice a year. Typically, 30 to 100 designer brands - mainly from the host country - spend three to five days holding runway or other fashion shows to unveil the collections and fashion accessories they plan to introduce to the market half a year later.

As the clothes are worn by professional models and presented under special lighting with music, the shows are believed to be the...

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Events called "fashion week" are held in most of the world's major cities twice a year. Typically, 30 to 100 designer brands - mainly from the host country - spend three to five days holding runway or other fashion shows to unveil the collections and fashion accessories they plan to introduce to the market half a year later.

As the clothes are worn by professional models and presented under special lighting with music, the shows are believed to be the best way to present designers' new looks.

Not all brand names can participate in such events, however. The ones that can are usually those enjoying profits from fairly large operations, since such shows naturally come with a high price tag. Most brands introduce their new styles in an exhibition format, in which clothes are simply hung up for display.

2 days ago

  • Waters Elementary School reviewed by a parent

    I have two children, one who is now in high school and another still at Waters. I am so thankful for the fact that I live in the neighborhood and my children can attend a school that they have NEVER been made to feel unsafe. The teachers and administration have a zero tolerance policy on any type of bullying and for the more than 11 years that I have been a parent I have never seen an incident of violence or bullying on the playground ,EVER, nor have my children ever come home to tell me about any such incidents . For the most part there seems to be a great deal of respect between the teachers and the students. I also want to share that my son who always struggled in Math has in the past two years gone from a 1 percentile (yes that's right) to a 33rd percentile carrying a high B average this year with NO help from his parents. Mr. Gil , along with my son's other teachers came together and put a plan of action out for him including after school tutoring and before school tutoring . I think Waters School is doing everything right , I am sorry to hear parents who have had negative experiences but that's not the school experience my family has had at all.

    Waters Elementary School (4540 North Campbell Avenue) Published on GreatSchools November 18, 2014

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Nov 12

Updated 2 days ago

Garden Help

Senior with bad knees looking for regular garden maintenance. St. Ben's area. Visit my lovely garden every two weeks or so and help me keep it in top shape. My lovely perennial garden was replanted in 2014. Let's hope it's less attractive to rabbits in 2015.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Contact Leonard at sureshove@gmail.com

  • Kate K CPS teacher and resident of North Center

    Hello- I am on the board of the neighborhood association and would like to see if I can help you find someone. Could you send me a message with your email address? Thanks!

2 days ago

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