34 min ago

What's Happening with the La Bocca Della Verita Space?

La Bocca Della Verita closed almost 2 years ago now and I was wondering what's happening with the space? I know the landlord wouldn't renew their lease so I assumed there would be something done with the space. Such a prime location shouldn't be empty!

23 hours ago

Updated 49 min ago

Vehicle stolen 1/26/2015 3900 Block Of Oakley Ave.

Neighbors, be vigilant out there, my 2011 Ford Fiesta was stolen this morning, if anyone saw any suspicious activity last night or this morning (1/26/15) please post.

  • Good luck!

  • angelranger 46 year Northside resident

    Kaiser, no tracking devices to allow Ford to get a bead on it? Parked on the street?
    Not towed by the city?

    Sorry to hear. It's a bad feeling...I know.

  • angelranger, apparently not, the car was parked on the street. We inquired with the city and it wasn't towed. Thanks!

Sep 12

Updated 53 min ago

Chalanger For Alderman Pawar???!!???

I am SO disappointed & disgusted by the so called Lawrence Avenue Street Scape!! Why don't we call it the Lawrence Avenue TRAFFIC NIGHTMARE??!!? Is ANYONE running against Alderman Pawar?? ANYONE??!!??

  • CynicalPolitico Political Consultant, Geek, Policy-Wonk Wannabee

    Jeff- public school parents love Pawar. You may not like his work but parents do and that's all that matters. Fiedler's answers to Tribune are laughable and a clear contrast between Pawar...a University of Chicago education in policy versus Fiedler's career as a developer and car sales. It's not just the elite education, Pawar just knows more. I don't agree on everything he's saying but when push comes to shove I want someone who understands the issues over some 'neighborhood' dope.

  • jeff f life time neighborhood resident

    Cynical Politico,

    Just so I can clarify your comment, Mitt Romney is running for 47th Ward Alderman using AKA Ameya Pawar? I am pretty sure 47% of the Ward does not have a college degree, are they dopes? I am more than sure that 47% do not have a Masters...

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    Cynical Politico,

    Just so I can clarify your comment, Mitt Romney is running for 47th Ward Alderman using AKA Ameya Pawar? I am pretty sure 47% of the Ward does not have a college degree, are they dopes? I am more than sure that 47% do not have a Masters degree, are they dopes? I am more than certain 47% of do not have a PHD degree, are they dopes? Are the Ward residents, who may qualify for the Obama/ Emmanuel city college free program, are they dopes? How about any one who goes the more tech route for post highschool education, are they dopes? Nurses, paralegals,CAD operators,Machinists, mechanics, X-ray Technicians, book keepers, phyisical trainers, trademens,drivers, bar tenders,hair dressers, secretaries, wait staff and all the rest of the folks who fill out the work force and make the economy of this city, are they dopes?

    Or is it the person who's head gets turned by an academic resume, accepts anything that the academic politician, now academic elitist, by your standards, the dope because they ask no questions of the elitist and take all information from the acedemic elite as the gosple?

    All the rest of us who do not qualify as possible local voices, by your standards, are the citizens of this ward and more importantly the people who will be here paying the bill thru our taxes, left unable to have the money so our kids and grandkids can move up to the level of your hero Alderman. I think you have now created a new econimic class; not the minimum wage worker, but the minimum income family, unable to have their decendants move up, because some guy wanted to save the world. Tell Mitt, I said Hi, and please send me the bill promptly while I still have the money to pay it.

24 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Teen wants to volunteer at animal shelter

Will be 14 this summer and would like to help out at an animal shelter. would prefer to work with dogs. Any suggestions?

  • D* Albany Park resident

    Check out the shelter Found on Rockwell, just north of Irving Park. They do a lot of training programs that may need a second pair of hands from a volunteer. They also have a boarding/grooming facility Stay which may also have volunteer opportunities.

  • Chicago canine rescue on Elston!

10 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Rent

What is average rent for 1000 sq. ft. 1 bedroom coach house w/1car indoor parking, w/washer & drier included?

19 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Ravenswood Metra Station Opening?

Does anyone have any idea when the station is opening? I know it's about a year overdue, but I can't find any updated info with new dates.

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

    I was told they need to finish some work on the far west section of track before the station opens.

  • Thanks everyone. One more reason to look forward to Spring!

Jan 16

Updated 2 hours ago

Beef/Sausage Sandwich??

Looking for suggestions for some local hot spots for a GOOD Italian Beef and/or Sausage sandwich.

40 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

1142 W Irving Park Speed Camera

Is anyone else receiving suspicious tickets from this camera? I've not gotten 3 tickets from this camera over the span of 3 months. Let me tell you, I never speed through there. I always double check my speedometer before crossing onto the block that the cemetary is on. On top of that, It's almost impossible to be doing 11 over the speed limit through there on the way home from work during rush hour.

  • d3 NOH

    also, I would be suspicious if you were tailing someone, as you would've probably been in a rear-ender in real life. There seem to be more people willing to slam on their brakes to go 20mph...

    And also, check your car's speedometer w/ your smart phone app. In my brand new VW, my speedometer is actually slow. You can enable the setting to see speed in Waze.

  • I got a ticket on fullerton from a speed camera. Only found out about the ticket and the warning I had gotten on an earlier date when I went online to pay a parking ticket. The warning has still not come in the mail months after it was issued. I mailed in requesting the ticket be thrown out and I'm still waiting to hear what the city is going to do about it. I will post more when I hear back.

Jan 03

Updated 3 hours ago

ALERT: suspicious guy knocking on doors

A little bit ago, a man knocked on our door on the 4900 block of N Hoyne with a story that he'd been locked out of his apartment, left his keys & $$ inside, his girlfriend is at work until 7am...tall, caucasian, blonde, smelled strongly of cigarette smoke, gray sweatpants. We have reported it to police. Said his phone was out of juice but when we offered to charge it, it showed plenty of life. We didn't let him in...

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A little bit ago, a man knocked on our door on the 4900 block of N Hoyne with a story that he'd been locked out of his apartment, left his keys & $$ inside, his girlfriend is at work until 7am...tall, caucasian, blonde, smelled strongly of cigarette smoke, gray sweatpants. We have reported it to police. Said his phone was out of juice but when we offered to charge it, it showed plenty of life. We didn't let him in but called a locksmith for him...locksmith has just called us back to say he didn't meet them at the address he indicated he lived and isn't answering the phone, so now we're pretty suspicious. Not sure what his intentions are, but something just feels wrong about his story and wanted to give folks the heads up in case he's up to no good. If you get a similar knock on your door, please alert 911 and probably best not to let him in.

5 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Lincoln Ave Street Lights on 24/7

Lincoln Ave street lights between Montrose and Berteau not shutting off. They've be in this mode all month. Is this a 311 issue or does someone out there have a quicker way of addressing the problem?

41 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Men's Ring Found at Foster & Winchester

On Jan 24th, I found a men's ring by the shopping parking lot at Foster & Winchester. If you or anyone you know recently lost a ring around that area, please message me with the details of the ring so I can return it to its rightful owner.

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45 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

place that buys old computers for parts?

I have two laptops that I'd like to sell for parts. I'm not expecting much, but would rather pocket a few bucks than just send them to recycling. Does anyone know of a place on the northside that buys computers for parts?

Thanks so much!

  • Nk

    How old are these laptops and what models? I wouldn't expect much, if anything really.

  • Nk

    I should add, whatever you do with them, it's a good idea to remove the hard drives and destroy them.

6 hours ago

Oct 11

Updated 9 hours ago

Handyman

I'm looking for a good handyman. Anyone have recommendations?? Thank you!

  • I just used Scott - 312 399-8727 - Best Priced Handyman services and he is great. Highly recommend. Did all sorts of odds and ends for me.

  • Ravens Yes.I can fix that.

    I'm sure I can help.Genetically modified for things mechanical, still have all my attachments & latest software. Please call 312-890-7558

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3 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Electrician Wanted

Can anyone recommend a good yet reasonable electrician... I am in need of one badly...

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    HI Kara - if you send us the model number and the part, I can get you a quote to replace it (and a price for the part, which will be our cost). Our rate for your area is $65/hour. aikrandr@yahoo.com

  • kara kmb

    Its a Whirlpool Duet and we were told it needed a Holding Coil Assembly. Thank you

20 hours ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Gut job! Busy Lincoln Square Starbucks to get full renovation

The Lincoln and Wilson Starbucks at 4553 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago IL 60625 (photos Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty)

  • Awww now where will all those who camp out there for 3 hours with their $2 of coffee go all morning while they 'blog' or 'study'?

18 hours ago

Jan 23 2012

Updated 20 hours ago

Stolen vehicle

I watched a flat bed truck race up my alley (3900 block between Hoyne and Hamilton) with a black Jeep looking vehicle hanging off the back at 3:20 am,Monday Jan 23, 2012. When I ran to the alley and put a bright flashlight on the truck, the driver made a very wide turn westbound onto Hamilton knocking over several dumpsters in the process.

I called 911 and gave a description of what I saw, when I turned the scanner on, I heard the call go out across the 19th district, but didn't hear another thing about it.

If this was you vehicle stolen, contact me via EB and I will get back to you.

  • Anyone heard where they are dropping them recently? Mine was stolen a week ago from River West, have been searching craigslist and just drove up and down Wolcott along with Diversey and Damen.

    Kevin

  • My 2011 Ford Fiesta was stolen from the 3900 block of Oakley last night or early this morning. What's funny is this is the second time this happened to me on this street, last time was a black 2002 Jeep Liberty back in 2006, and it happened on a Sunday-Monday as well.

2 days ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Soba

Would anyone be able to recommend a restaurant that has great hot/cold soba noodles? I haven't been able to find many (any) places that offer anything other than yaki soba.

Thank you!!

  • Katie H. AP-er

    Sunshine's cold soba is delicious (as is everything else there.) And I will travel out of my way for Wasabi's spicy garlic ramen. Sunshine is more homestyle, Wasabi a bit hipper, but both are really good! I always feel satisfied and extremely FULL after a trip to either.

    Neither take reservations, and both tend to get crowded, so try going on a weeknight or early-ish on a weekend if you don't feel like waiting for a table. Oh and both are BYO. Schwing.

  • ShogunScott Living in Lincoln Square since 1982

    Sunshine cafe IS AUTHENTIC Japanese food. Still owned by Japanese people. That is the only spot for you to get soba noodles!

26 hours ago

A Lover’s Guide to Celebrating Valentine’s Day in Chicago

...on cooking and wine classes at its two locations (The Merchandise Mart Plaza and at 4747 N Lincoln Ave. in Lincoln Square). Check out the February class calendar, where you'll find romantic foodie...

This article has 5 other Chicago locations (Show)

...Cabaret" on Saturday, February 14 at 11:59 p.m. at Gorilla Tango Theatre Bucktown (1919 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago IL 60647). Tickets are $28; 18 and over only. To purchase tickets visit www...

Give Me Some Sugar (2205 W. Belmont Ave., 773-281-3154) is the premier cake decorating studio in Chicago. Located in the Roscoe...

Eduardo's Enoteca (1212 N. Dearborn St.) will morph into a mini-movie palace this Valentine's Day when it screens the...

...Original Gino's East at 162. E. Superior St.; Gino's East River North at 500 N. LaSalle St; and Gino's East South Loop at 521 S. Dearborn St. For more information visit...

...East River North at 500 N. LaSalle St; and Gino's East South Loop at 521 S. Dearborn St. For more information visit www.GinosEast.com

2 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Looking for radio (car) repair hobbyist/shop

I have an early 1990s car with a radio that seems to be acting up. Or, the speakers need their amps looked.

I need someone that can bench-test both.

I tried Yelp and Google. Neither are helpful. I guess it is a dying craft.

Anyone know of a hobbyist or electronics shop in Northcenter?

  • Ravens Yes.I can fix that.

    You might be all wet on this one. I have replaced many car stereos for various reasons similar to yours. If hear any kind of noise from the speakers that means they are ok. Everything else is inside the stereo. I think a junk yard is your quickest & least expensive answer. They are fairly easy to remove. Hope that helps.

  • April in Lincoln Square resident 22 years

    Robin--Thanks for the info about pay-to-play in Angie's List. How did you learn of this? It's despicable!

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32 hours ago

Green Energy Koyal Group Inc: Wave energy has potential to be cheaper than wind

Wave energy could be cheaper and easier to integrate into current energy systems than other forms of renewables because of its relative consistency, according to new analysis.

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36 hours ago

The Cathford Group Credit Inc Tokyo Loan Review Tips

BoJ may extend deadline expand loan schemes next week

TOKYO: The Bank of Japan may next week decide to expand two loan schemes aimed at encouraging commercial banks to lend more and extend them beyond their current March expiry date, sources familiar with the central bank's thinking said.

Many BoJ officials feel that the programmes ought to be continued beyond March. But there is no consensus yet on details such as how long they should be extended for or by...

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BoJ may extend deadline expand loan schemes next week

TOKYO: The Bank of Japan may next week decide to expand two loan schemes aimed at encouraging commercial banks to lend more and extend them beyond their current March expiry date, sources familiar with the central bank's thinking said.

Many BoJ officials feel that the programmes ought to be continued beyond March. But there is no consensus yet on details such as how long they should be extended for or by how much they should be increased, the sources said on condition of anonymity.

If the nine board members can reach agreement, the BOJ may announce a decision next week, the sources said.

If preparations take more time, the decision may be delayed until next month, they added.

"There seems to be decent demand among banks for the loans and if so, there is no point ending the programmes" when they expire in March, one of the sources said. Under its "quantitative and qualitative easing" programme, or QQE, the BoJ is buying government bonds and risky assets aggressively in a bid to double base money in the economy and achieve its 2 percent inflation target.

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Meet Your Match at Chicago Animal Care and Control

Pop on down any day to 2741 S. Western and check out the beautiful dogs and cats available from the City Shelter for adoption. CACC is having a big adoption event on Valentine's Day Feb. 15, so please come on down! If you're able to print and share the flyer, or share on your social media, that would also help get the word out. Thanks!

  • Bellaisteps Native north sider

    Thanks for sharing. No flyer was attached - can you post it on EB?

  • We adopted a wonderful six year old dog from Animal Control a few years back. So many great animals to choose from that REALLY need a good home. Thanks for letting us know about the adoption event so we can help get the word out.

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