45 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Aldi Proposal

They changed the unit count down to 101 units and added more retail space and changed the footprint. This project is huge and can change that strip of milwaukee. Thoughts from anyone at the bucktown community meeting tonight?

  • Michael Bucktown Resident

    Another great comment, JeannyB: "if you rent a car for whatever reason you'll still need a parking spot."

  • The TOD ordinance wasn't passed because of CTA renovations, but because 35 percent of all trips in the City of Chicago are transit based. Buildings shouldn't be developed on the assumption that 100 percent of their uses will be exclusively car users, especially in those areas where transit options are highest.

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Updated 17 hours ago

Catalytic Converter stolen 2/26-2/28

Had my catalytic converter stolen in the 1700 block of N Hermitage sometime between the evening of Thursday 2/26 and midday Saturday 2/28. Doubtless this happened around 3 or 4 in the morning, but just wanted to give everyone a heads up anyway. Keep your eyes open!

Side note: are the same cars usually targeted over and over again? I've heard the new converters they use as replacements these days aren't as valuable as the originals...

  • Whether you get it stolen again, I believe depends on what kind of replacement you get. If you got an "after-market" converter it is cheaper and contains much less of the precious materials the thieves are after. If you got an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) converter, it's got about the...

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    Whether you get it stolen again, I believe depends on what kind of replacement you get. If you got an "after-market" converter it is cheaper and contains much less of the precious materials the thieves are after. If you got an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) converter, it's got about the same precious metals and might get ripped off again.
    I had my converter stolen and since it was an old car, got a cheaper after market converter. They supposedly perform about as well as OEM. Hopefully the thieves can easily tell the difference!

  • Sighryn Roscoe resident

    I got hit 3 times in 12 weeks. They will come back. Two pieces of advice: cat clamp and vibration sensor alarm. I have both because given enough time they can still take your converter. You can also do the after market converters.

30 hours ago

Roxie's has good bread by the slice

Roxie's By the Slice, 1732 N. Milwaukee. No Phone.

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Updated 2 days ago

Joeys Shrimp House

Joeys Shrimp House has reopened for business come in and check out our new menu items as well as our craft beer selection and frozen margarita

2 days ago

World-class Montessori Preschool Coming Soon to Lincoln Square

Montessori Gifted Prep places a special emphasis on critical thinking, reasoning, problem solving and creativity. Montessori Gifted Prep preschool provides a caring, comprehensive, high-quality Montessori education to children ages 2 - 6 years old. Numerous unique services offered including extended hours of operation (6am - 8pm), personalized education, and ability to monitor your child during the day via internet. Onsite extracurricular activities include music lessons taught by Old Town School of Folk Music, French and Mandarin taught by Language Stars, and interactive science laboratory experiments taught by Mad Science. Come learn more at our informational session on March 28, 2015 at 10 am. We are located at 4754 N Leavitt St, Chicago, IL

RSVP at www.montessorigiftedprep.org

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Black cat

a beautiful black long haired cat by 2319 n webster for a few days now- who is missing him/her?

  • Wendi on Maud Interested in local news

    If you can grab the cat, you can take it to Tree House Humane Society. PM me if you'd like to know more.

2 days ago

New preschool and daycare!

Hello Everybody,

We hope you are having a wonderful evening!

The Nurture Nook Infant and Toddler daycare and preschool, is located in the Bucktown neighborhood at the corner of Armitage and Leavitt. We feature small classrooms for individualized attention from 7am to 6pm, five days a week. Our teachers are warm and supportive to promote positive development. We would love for your family to come in for a tour, and see all that we have to offer!
Also, please like our facebook page to get the latest news.
Thank you for your support☺


6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Late night license

I hear the owners of the new bar (owners of owl) are going to be seeking a 5am license. Any thoughts on crime levels and general "trouble" after owl opened up? I think once that goes in it could open up some more business on that desolate block. Thoughts?

  • al

    While i'm not necessarily in favor of a late night place, it is planned for Milwaukee Ave after all. I chose not to live on a major street in Bucktown such as Damen, North, or Milwaukee because of the bars and nightlife. If there is going to be a late night bar, having it on one of these streets is really the only option. This stretch of Miwaukee is in need of development and I'm sure there is going to be lots more planned.

  • Bar / Restaurant is welcome across from us at 1910 Milwaukee

    A 5am license is not. 2am will just have to suffice.

2 days ago

Here's What's Happening in Chicago Culture This Week

Open Now: Game of Thongs: A Game of Thrones Burlesque. Breasteros. Yep. Gorilla Tango Theatre (1919 N. Milwaukee)

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March 5: Dear John Hughes, a musical mash-up of iconic scenes from Hughes flicks. Broadway Playhouse (175 E. Chestnut)

March 6: Scenes from an Execution, in which a 16th century Venetian artist is commissioned to commemorate a war victory and goes rogue with the project. Royal George Theatre (1641 N. Halsted)

March 6: Traces, un urban faerie tale charting the travails of 20-something Chicagoan Jenny. Feast Productions at the Frontier (1106 Thorndale)

Open Now: The Hammer Trinity, Nathan Allen and Chris Mathews’s six-hour BYO marathon play. The House Theatre of Chicago at Chopin Theatre (1543 W. Division)

Open Now: Antigonick, Anne Carson’s modern-day, free translation of Antigone. Sideshow Theatre at Victory Gardens (2433 N. Lincoln)

Open Now: Dunsinane, David Greig’s imagined Macbeth sequel featuring members of the National Theatre of Scotland and Royal Shakespeare Company. Chicago Shakespeare Theater (800 E. Grand)

Open Now: Four, Christopher Shinn’s lusty summertime drama. Jackalope Theatre at Broadway Armory Park (5917 N. Broadway)

Open Now: Marie Antoinette, David Adjmi’s hyper-modern take on the young French queen’s tale. Steppenwolf Theatre (1650 N. Halsted)

Open Now: Really Really, which features a group of jaded undergrads reconstructing a party turned violent. Interrobang at the Athenaeum (1936 N. Southport)

Open Now Endgame: Beckett’s classic through the eyes of Halena Kays, who served as the Hypocrites’ artistic director during founder Sean Graney’s recently ended three-year hiatus. The Hypocrites at Den Theatre (1329–1333 N. Milwaukee)

Open Now: The Real World: Space Edition—set in 2153 and likely 2153 times funnier than the actual filmed-in-Chicago Real World currently airing. Public House Theatre (3914 N. Clark)

Open Now: The Trial of Moses “Fleetwood” Walker, a look at the first-ever black baseball player’s 1891 murder trial. Black Ensemble Theater (4450 N. Clark)

Open Now: Ordinary Days: New Yorkers prod their neuroses in song. Heartland Studio Theatre (7016 N. Glenwood)

Open Now: Fur Elites, a parlor musical about a boy surrounded by nutters in the fur shop where he works. Annoyance Theatre & Bar (851 W. Belmont)

Open Now: Sondheim on Sondheim, a musical revue of the maestro’s best work. Porchlight Music Theatre at Stage 773 (1225 W. Belmont)

March 6: Chasing Posada, in which 19 printmakers toast José Guadalupe Posada. The Annex at Sputnik Press (1821 W. Hubbard)

March 7: Alteregos, A group show by artists at Chicago’s Conservation Center. The Conservation Center (400 N. Wolcott)

March 7: Barely Committed to Three Dimensions, abstract paintings by Rebecca Shore. Corbett vs. Dempsey (1120 N. Ashland, 3rd Floor)

March 7: Mossy Cloak, Third Object’s group show on camouflage. Roots and Culture (1034 N. Milwaukee)

March 7: Sophont, a multimedia solo show by Desirée Holman. Aspect/Ratio (119 N. Peoria, Suite 3A)

March 7: The World Is Mystical, Dangerous and Delicious, group work by Elijah Burgher, Dana Carter, Pamela Fraser,Leah Mackin, Dutes Miller, Rachel Niffenegger, Corkey Sinks, and Deb Sokolow. Western Exhibitions (845 W. Washington)

March 8: Boeing Boeing, in which a man’s three fiancees—all flight attendants—end up in the same place at the same time. Mary’s Attic (Hamburger Mary’s, 5400 N. Clark)

March 8: Cold, in which two near-shut-ins fumble their way into a relationship. Dream Theater Company (5026 N. Lincoln)

March 8: Baby With the Bathwater, Fury Theater’s take on the world’s most ill-fitted parents. Fury Theater at Indian Boundary Park (2500 W. Lunt)

March 8: The Next Thing You Know, a musical about that ever-ripe comedic space, one’s twenties. Refuge Theatre at the Den (1329 N. Milwaukee)

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Buyer looking for 3/4 Bedroom home in Bucktown.

Newer construction or complete renovation preferred.

  • Deb Karp Humboldt Park

    I have several options that I can share with you. Feel free to give me a call anytime. 312-699-5277. :)

  • Michael Bucktown Resident

    This "Airborn" fellow has posted very similar ads in Lakeview (looking for house in Lakeview) and Lincoln Park (looking for house in Lincoln Park) sections of EB too. Not sure what his or her agenda is, but surely finding a realtor in Chicago shouldn't be a problem.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Amazing Retail Space for Rent at Wicker Park/Ukrainian Village

Hello! Everyone,

If your currently in the process of renewing or opening your new business, you should consider leasing this amazing retail space at 1102 N. Ashland. This place comes with almost 2,000 square feet. It is completely remodeled. This was formerly a martial arts academy, and was very well taken care of. It has new wood floors, white high ceilings, stainless steel mirrors, and a bathroom with shower. Not to mention the entrace which has vintage metal columns and large stainless steel doors with thick glass. Better to see it person than on pictures! Feel free to shot me an email if your interested in viewing it.

  • Canyon Humboldt Park

    These types of ads are becoming more and more frequent on EB. Still like the app but feel like these posts are just added noise.

  • Michael Bucktown Resident

    Yeah, post your ad to Craigslist.

  • This isn't housing, and it's an ad.

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Vandals have their day in court, and lose (the story being talked about in the news write-up)

...6:19 a.m. arrest in a McDonald’s parking lot at the intersection of Milwaukee and Western on suspicion of vandalism. In the ensuing days it was established earlier that in the...

...glow of a 4:30 a.m. sky, the pair began at the corner of Milwaukee and Damen defacing public and private properties with red and black paint. Over the next hour and...

...the pair’s consistently illegible and indecipherable vandalism, which dot the streetscape from 1600 to 1920 N. Milwaukee, include a CTA bus stop, a Jewish community center, a city underpass, a city lamppost...

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At the first court hearing at 5555 W. Grand on August 8, in front of Judge Stanley Hill, Delgado plead guilty to one criminal...

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EFIS/Drivit specialist

Anyone have a recommendation for specialist/repair person for EFIS Drivit siding on a house? Thanks, much appreciated!!

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Feb 26

Updated 4 days ago

Yet ANOTHER shooting at Koncrete, formally known as Krush

One man shot another as they stood in the outdoor smoking area of what is now known as "Club Koncrete" at 1675 N. Elston in the Bucktown neighborhood.

The incident occurred last Sunday morning Feb 22 at approx 2am on the clubs property.

Almost 3 years ago one person was killed and another critically wounded in a shootout outside the club (read more here:http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-3-shot-1-dead-on-south-and-northwest-sides-20120218-story.html

The proprietors of the club have been through many City investigations and have continually been given the green light to re-open by the City's Dept. of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection.

for more info see: https://www.facebook.com/KoncreteNights
or http://www.koncretenites.com/

attached image from their Facebook page depicts the club is "under new management"

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  • Brandon G Brewer. Engineer. Human.

    I don't even know what to say to the both of you. This exchange has been weird and entertaining, so thank you both for that.

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Feb 26

Updated 6 days ago

Damen Blue Line Station Renovation: $13,600,000.00 (est.)

As a longtime rider of the the Blue Line, I was underwhelmed with the renovation that was completed a few months ago. At what cost? $13.6 million? Excuse me?

Here is a link to a description of the work: http://www.transitchicago.com/news_initiatives/projects/ynb_improvements.aspx#damen

Can anyone shed some light on what may have generated such a ridiculously high bill for what seems to be a pretty straightforward project?

  • Mike Conover '90's HP block orginizing,CAPS- resident since '07

    It was likey a lot more expensive to rehab the station keeping the retro look & finishes, than it would have been to go modern & generic.

  • Scott Rappe Architect, Father, Fourth Generation East Villager

    As an architect that does some public sector work, $13m sounds par for the course. Municipal transit work is an entirely different world than the one most of us live in.

    Federal, state & local jurisdictions, layers of project management consultants, accessibility requirements, hazardous materials abatement, Secretary of the Interior Standards for Rehabilitation, municipal liability concerns, union scale wages, MBE/WBE set-asides, months of temporary shuttles between stations...
    frankly, at $13m there's not a penny left for graft.

6 days ago

'Before I Die' Benefit to Help Young Carriage House Cook Battling Leukemia

So far, almost 20 local businesses have donated items for a silent auction, such as a beer tasting for two at The Map Room, 1949 N. Hoyne Ave. in Bucktown, and a beauty package at Cellar Door Salon and Spa, 1905 N. Milwaukee Ave.

So far, almost 20 local businesses have donated items for a silent auction, such as a beer tasting for two at The Map Room, 1949 N. Hoyne Ave. in Bucktown, and a beauty package at Cellar Door Salon and Spa, 1905 N. Milwaukee Ave.

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Scheduled for 9 p.m. Sunday at Carriage House, 1700 W. Division St., the "Before I Die" fundraiser "has a dark side to the name but it is a celebration party," said Claire E. O' Connor, a hostess at the restaurant who is organizing the benefit for Eliana Blancas, who is planning to attend.

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Feb 26

Updated 6 days ago

Dog Sitter Needed

Hello Neighbors. I live at Spaulding and Cortland. I have two male Chihuahuas and I am in desperate need of a sitter for March 16-20. My regular sitter, who is fantastic, and has sat my dogs for over 6 years, is unable to do so. Does anyone know of a responsible person whom can walk my dogs 3 times a day and feed them? The individual can stay in my apartment if need be.

Please call my cell phone: 312-852-8669
or email me: cztony@aol.com

I appreciate your neighborly help,

Tony Cz

Jan 16

Updated Feb 27

Sterling Goss space?

Does anyone know if something is going in here? I noticed that the "For Lease" sign was down, but not sure if it just fell or was taken down...

  • Brian AB live in west btown

    I've heard rumors of a wrap sandwich place, but isn't that so 1996?

  • The sign was back up for awhile, but is now down again...?

Feb 26

Updated Feb 27

Cell Phone Thieves!

Careful Bucktown / Wicker Park area!

A friend got her cellphone stolen

"i did that thing where women look behind them to make sure they're not being followed--twice. both times, there was no one behind me. as i was about to cross bloomingdale, some dude ran up behind me, yanked my cell phone out of my coat pocket, and hopped into a getaway car that was waiting for him on bloomingdale"

they're driving around in a light blue or silver acura coupe IL plate: E45 1644

  • What time of day did this happen?

  • George West Bucktown Resident

    Given you have the license plate I hope your friend made a police report. If so, I live in the building on that corner and our landlord has security cameras filming down both streets. I'm not sure how long they keep them. Doesn't make me feel too safe that they are hiding out right around the corner of our building!

Feb 25

Updated Feb 27

Aldermen Question

I've lived in several cities none of which have had aldermen. Given the notoriety of corrupt politicians in this city, what the hell do they actually do? Are they just middlemen for actually getting things done ie impeding progress for personal gain? I've been here for 7 years now and haven't a clue what they do or accomplish besides annoy me with advertising. Do my taxes
pay these idiots? Can't we just vote on things without them?

Signed, very confused

  • The amount of time they waste securing their own power through devious political means. Truth is, they could be administering good government and achieving the same success called re-election. This is why I don't believe in term limits: elections are our built-in form of term limits. If you don't get the result you wanted, be an adult and realize that is democracy. Voting is a minor hindrance. You want the people who you think "do nothing" out, vote...volunteer...do something. Don't complain.

  • I do vote. Every time. Still doesn't change the fact the aldermen are worthless.

Feb 27

Chicago's Swimming in Lenten Fish Specials

2211 W North Ave, Chicago, IL

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