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Small Business Saturday Networking & Pop-Up Shop

Meet area businesses, neighborhood leaders, patronize local artisans, network with fellow entrepreneurs, dine and drink! Register at http://smallbizsatpopupshop.eventbrite.com.

Location: Free Range Office, 2141 W. North Ave., 2nd Fl., Chicago
Date: November 29, 2014
Time: 12pm - 5pm
Cost: Free to attend; Fee for vendors.

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25 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Bruce - Available for Adoption

Hi!

I'm fostering Bruce and wanted to post information about him in case anyone was interested in adoption. He's approximately two years old, people, kid and dog friendly (cats need not apply)! He's an energetic goofball who loves affection.

http://bit.ly/adoptbruce & adoptBruceCBBR@gmail.com

Some photos of him in action:
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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REPLACE TWO (2) EXISTING 1 STORY OPEN WOOD PORCHES ON EXISTING COACH HOUSE, SAME SIZE AND LOCATION AS PREVIOUS, PER ARCHITECTURAL PLANS.

    1639 N. Claremont Ave. Issued October 22, 2014 Comment

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Updated 23 hours ago

Time to plant parkway trees

Fall is the best time to plant trees. Home Depot on Elston has all their trees half price. I picked up a 12 foot red maple shade tree and they only charged me $8 so that might have been 75% off. The lady working the garden center said this is the time Home Depot needs to get rid of their tree stock. Don't mean to sound like an ad for Home Depot but I didn't go there to buy a tree but ended up with one. The root balls are small so digging a hole for it should be simple. No need to deal with the city either.

  • Don't forget "right tree, right place!" A tree planted in the wrong area for the type of tree species could have bad consequences for the tree's life and the surrounding area. That being said, we can never have enough trees and this seems like a great deal!

Sep 21

Updated 24 hours ago

Eddie is lost! Please Help!

Lost in Chicago - Bucktown area (Cook County)
Eddie is LOST! PLEASE HELP! REWARD$$$
last seen on intersection of North ave and Leavitt -Bucktown. Eddie is very friendly boy - he is all tummy rubs and head butts.
If you're in the neighborhood please help us look for him. otherwise please share

4 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Garage Sale Questions

Hi all.

Has anyone had a garage sale recently? I heard that posting signs anywhere except on your own property is a no-no and that you need to have a permit. Is this correct?

Suz

  • RaleighsMa Not fauxraged.

    My then-neighbors actually had theirs checked this year or last, I can't remember which. They have them alot. It only took them a few minutes to walk over to the alderman's office to get the permit. Although, I do remember them telling me after the first time how surprised they...

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    My then-neighbors actually had theirs checked this year or last, I can't remember which. They have them alot. It only took them a few minutes to walk over to the alderman's office to get the permit. Although, I do remember them telling me after the first time how surprised they were at how rude the staff was there. The staff made a point of indicating the person that would check for it and the guy said something kind of rude/threatening to them -- as threatening as garage sale permits can get, I suppose. But, that's Rey Colon's office. Hopefully, you don't have to deal with them.

  • Many thanks for all your help. We were able get our permit today--same day service! I was a skeptic on the quick turnaround suggested in these comments. I am glad I was proved wrong.

    So! Garage sale. This Saturday near the corner of Leavitt and Charleston. See you there?

3 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

shots wicker park

has anyone heard 8 shots around wicker park today at 3am?

  • Also heard this on 2100 block of W Le Moyne at around 3:00 am on Monday night/Tues morning. Super loud.

  • I also heard it near Evergreen & Leavitt.

    Kat, the simulated gunshots for 'Empire' happened about 2 weeks ago, so it certainly wasn't that.

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Seamstress Recommendations

Hello! I'm looking for a good seamstress in the area who can alter a bridesmaid dress (it requires more than just hemming). If anyone has any recommendations for someone they trust it would be much appreciated. Thanks!

  • I would second the recommendation of Fame Cleaners on Division. I've been going there for seven years, consistently having clothes altered in big and small ways, and the alterations are always spot on.

  • RaleighsMa Not fauxraged.

    +1 for Fame! Vivian is great.

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  • 3 stars out of 5: Aldi on Yelp

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Gunshots or Fireworks - Damen/St. Paul?

Did anyone else hear what sounded like gunshots at 3:00am this morning (10/21) around Damen/St.Paul? I heard about 5-6 loud pops. Could have been fireworks as well. Just curious.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Remodeling Recommendations

Hi! We are looking to make some renovations to our condo, everything from painting cabinets and adding a kitchen backspash to remodeling our master bathroom and adding in-unit laundry. Any recommendations for a contractor?

  • Hi Jessica -

    We used Bryan Morrison at Nest Construction - 312.451.6690 and had an excellent experience. Incredible attention to detail and craftsmanship. He does a variety of things but he would be my first call for almost any project.

    He did an incredible job on a roof deck, new...

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    Hi Jessica -

    We used Bryan Morrison at Nest Construction - 312.451.6690 and had an excellent experience. Incredible attention to detail and craftsmanship. He does a variety of things but he would be my first call for almost any project.

    He did an incredible job on a roof deck, new door and frame, some custom woodwork, and a variety of smaller projects. This winter he we will have him back for some tile work and custom cabinetry. On top I felt like his prices were VERY fair. Its so hard to know what you are going to get but I am glad to pass him along.

    Anyway - good luck!

  • I highly recommend Design Invention, call Peter at 773-787-9776. The work he does is excellent, and his prices are reasonable and fair. He is also very responsive and honest; he would never do any work that didn't need to be done or cut corners.

    He has won a Super Service...

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    I highly recommend Design Invention, call Peter at 773-787-9776. The work he does is excellent, and his prices are reasonable and fair. He is also very responsive and honest; he would never do any work that didn't need to be done or cut corners.

    He has won a Super Service Award on Angies list and had consistent A ratings from them as well. A close friend had a kitchen/bathroom remodel and central air conditioning installed by Peter and could not be more thrilled with the outcome and the entire process from start to finish.

    Even if you might already be considering someone else, you should give Peter a call and let him give you a quote as well.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Lock you tires!

I recently had my spare tire stolen off my Jeep Wrangler. I did not have it locked as I bought it new and didn't think twice of it. This was me not thinking. I replaced my spare and bought locks and a tire cover. I have found my cover pulled back twice already when going back to it in am. Neighbors be aware.

  • You might also want to consider a catalytic converter lock as Jeeps are favored among thieves due to the ease of access. Trust me, I know and a $2,000 repair bill is sure fire way to ruin your day.

  • If you have a Wrangler, it is easy to get into the hood also. I got a lock installed on mine that uses the ignition key to open it. There were several times that I found the hood latches undone on mine, but they couldn't get in. Just a thought.

  • My husband's was stolen yesterday off his jeep liberty. His was locked and had a cover on it.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Lost Keys (Wicker Park/Bucktown)

I seem to have lost my keys sometime between Thursday eve and Saturday. There are 4(?) keys on the ring - a Saab remote key, 2 bike lock keys and a locker key. Most likely lost in the Wicker Park/Bucktown area - maybe near Erhler or Holstein Parks.

Thanks.

3 days ago

Development Du Jour: Even More Apartments & Retail Planned for Milwaukee Avenue

...128 apartment unit combo from Centrum Partners would go up at the northeast corner of Milwaukee and Leavitt, just adjacent to the upcoming Bloomingdale Trail/606. The 171,426 square foot Hirsch Associates...

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Five Unique Ways to Celebrate Halloween

...gore. SPOOKY BOOBS performs Oct. 31 at 11:59 p.m. at Gorilla Tango Bucktown (1919 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago IL 60647). Tickets are $28; 18 and over only. Advance purchase highly recommended at...

4 days ago

Voting

Bucktown library is open for early voting. No lines at all.

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EDDIE IS LOST!

Lost in Chicago - Bucktown area (Cook County)
Eddie is LOST! PLEASE HELP! REWARD$$$
last seen on intersection of North ave and Leavitt -Bucktown. Eddie is very friendly boy - he is all tummy rubs and head butts.

Eddie was seen in the area of Ellen and Wolcot. does anyone live there? I need a yard I could place a camera in too see if he is coming around and at what time.

  • Great looking cat. I live nearby Will keep an eye out for him. He shouldn't have gone too far.

  • You might try to borrow a humane trap, Tree House on Ashland Ave. loans them out.

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Oct 17

Updated 6 days ago

Flock of Raptors. Please watch your little dogs.

I stopped counting at 15. Anyone else see this. I'm in Roscoe Village and the flock was floating south.

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