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Moms Group/ Play Group in Bucktown or Logan Sq?

I am a new stay at home mom w/ a 1 yr old boy. I'm wondering if theres a play group in my area we can join?

5 hours ago

Looking for someone that sews

I would like to have a simple long skirt made for Halloween. Nothing too fancy, It will go over a bodysuit.

Does anyone sew or knows someone that sews.

Aug 27

Updated 6 hours ago

looking for kittens

I am looking to adopt two kittens for our house, does anyone know of any that are ready to go to a new home?

  • Oh. :-) Sorry, didn't see the date until now and didn't realize this post was 2 weeks old. So glad you found a couple of sweet kitties to make your own. :-)

  • Phantom Mouse Resident of actual west Bucktown since 2007

    Ariel, if the cats happen to be microchipped, don't forget to update the contact information. Many chipped cats end up at Chicago Animal Care and Control. The chips were either never registered or else the contact info is out of date.

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Rahm's 1st jumbo LED billboard going up right now

Rahm's 1st jumbo LED billboard going up in Bucktown today.
This was billed as an income-generator for Chicago but turns out its not.

If you're not happy about it- remind him by voting him out on Feb 24th.
In the meantime, if you live by one of these, its time to order room-darkening curtains!

view pics here: http://imgur.com/a/xwlHu#0

  • There's a similar sign on eastbound 290 and it's BRIGHT - like blinding bright. I often wonder how no accidents have been caused by drivers whose vision was temporarily impaired because of this sign.

    I am not looking forward to these signs going up in the neighborhood. I live near Burr Elementary so I'll be smack dab between 2 of these signs.

  • Agree with No yolk. Rahm has no problem putting extremely bright signs in the neighborhoods, but thinks they don't belong downtown because of light pollution. Why is it light pollution downtown, but not up here? There are plenty of nice skyline views up here that are now blocked by ugly signs.

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Support Viaduct Sanitation Program

Hello, I live in Pilsen and we recently started a new initiative called #pilsencares. Our community has struggled for a long time with unsanitary viaducts and we believe this negatively impacts health and safety. #Pilsencares is collaborating with non-profit agencies to include other Chicago communities and support a citywide viaduct sanitation program. We had a news story that aired on Fox32 News last week (http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/26491819/chicagoan-starts-petition-to-clean-up-viaducts%23.VA_R8t2fuMM.facebook)

We have another story coming out on Monday (will post update). Please take a moment...

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Hello, I live in Pilsen and we recently started a new initiative called #pilsencares. Our community has struggled for a long time with unsanitary viaducts and we believe this negatively impacts health and safety. #Pilsencares is collaborating with non-profit agencies to include other Chicago communities and support a citywide viaduct sanitation program. We had a news story that aired on Fox32 News last week (http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/26491819/chicagoan-starts-petition-to-clean-up-viaducts%23.VA_R8t2fuMM.facebook)

We have another story coming out on Monday (will post update). Please take a moment to read our change.org petition and say YES to ROUTINE viaduct sanitation across the city. We also have a dedicated site now to access the petition on change.org. Should be easier to remember.

New site link: http://chicagoviaduct.com/

Please share with ALL friends, family, church members, and businesses (include on social media sites too- Facebook, twitter, instagram, & tumblr). Out of state? No prob. We welcome your support. Please encourage folks to share their story about why they believe we need improved viaduct sanitation programs.

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Cars speeding down Hermitage to/from Kennedy

It finally happened. Last Thursday, a car heading south on Hermitage from Armitage/Kennedy hit a car that was either parallel parking or pulling out of a spot at about 1950 N. Hermitage.

I've only lived in the neighborhood a few months, but cars regularly treat this block of Hermitage like a drag strip. It's pretty alarming. The guys from Orloff auto shop drive cars around the block like it's F1 track. It's annoying.

/rant over

  • Get together with your neighbors and request speed bumps from the alderman.

  • N. Wright Bucktown writer and cyclist.

    But posting on EveryBlock is so much easier.

  • I feel badly for pedestrians who have to cross that intersection to get to the Clybourn Metra station. I would guess cars probably zoom extra fast northbound blowing that light frequently. Perhaps a red light camera would put a damper on this.

    Over two years ago I watched as my...

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    I feel badly for pedestrians who have to cross that intersection to get to the Clybourn Metra station. I would guess cars probably zoom extra fast northbound blowing that light frequently. Perhaps a red light camera would put a damper on this.

    Over two years ago I watched as my father who is virtually blind try and cross Leavitt at a three way stop with a line of traffic waiting at each stop sign. He held up his hands as he entered the crosswalk and cars simply swerved around him like he was a mere obstacle on a driving course. When cars get lined up there they think since they already stopped once while in line they don't have to stop again when they get to the intersection and they have little patience for pedestrians.

    After seeing this I decided to do a random sample study and spent a bunch of hours taking videos of a lot of stop signed intersections here in Bucktown. My conclusion: More than half of Bucktown drivers have no respect for stop signs which means more than half the people reading this treat stop signs as stop only if there's something to stop for like another car not stop because that's part of rules of the road you were supposed to have learned when you got your drivers license. I suspected non compliance was going to be high but not that high.

    You could get a camera and tripod and try and capture the situation at Hermitage and Armitage but it takes time. Each of my sessions took 1/2 hour sitting there collecting data. I only put two videos up on youtube because they all show the same compliance rate. Here's one I liked because Holstein Park is nicely lit in the background.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hK-FOqC29E

    I was thinking of doing another set, perhaps shooting cars that don't stop for pedestrians at crosswalks like at the Map Room but it takes a lot of effort and in the end, no one cares and nothing can be done to stop reckless driving until we all get self driving cars that are programmed to follow the rules.

5 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

"The laws don't apply to us" the police officer said.

Story of the day: I was biking in the rain down Division passing Wood, in the Wicker Park neighborhood headed home. The roads are wet so it's very dangerous out for bikers... I had seen a police car texting while driving. The police officers were probably from 13th District or 14th District. I called them out on texting and driving, informing them of the dangers it can potentially cause for bikers and other motorist. They pull up next to me...

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Story of the day: I was biking in the rain down Division passing Wood, in the Wicker Park neighborhood headed home. The roads are wet so it's very dangerous out for bikers... I had seen a police car texting while driving. The police officers were probably from 13th District or 14th District. I called them out on texting and driving, informing them of the dangers it can potentially cause for bikers and other motorist. They pull up next to me lower the window and the female officer in the passenger seat told me to "Mind my f*cking business" I replied "He's texting and driving" The male officer driving swerving on the street and talking to me while driving suggested that "I was hating" I replied with, "I'm not hating, it's dangerous out here" He replied "THE LAWS DON'T APPLY TO US" at that moment I looked into the car and responded "We're all humans regardless of uniform" The female officer kept yelling but I'm not going to waste my time and give the cops a reason to lock up another Latino in Chicago.... "The laws don't apply to us" the police officer's words are now forever tainted into my brain.

  • Big Al WP Big Al, Your Neighborhood Pal

    OK everybody, let's just chill. I have two rules of driving and now it can be expanded to include bikes. My first rule of driving is "When you drive (or ride), act like a doctor and take your "patients" with you." The other one I included in my prior post. "Don't explode, share the road." Drivers, please check your mirrors when getting out of your vehicle, so you don't "door" a biker. Everybody be safe out there.

  • Good advice, Al. Now, would it be equally prudent (and safe) for all bikers to understand they are subject to all rules of the road drivers are, including stoplights and stop signs? 3...2...1...awaiting the first bicyclist to whine that they are not. They are. I drive, I bike, I observe the traffic laws and shouldn't have to have my head on a swivel because another party - car or bike - doesn't drive or ride defensively.

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Lost Chihuahua!!!

Please be on the lookout for this Lost Chihuahua! Belushi was lost at Huron & Wood in the West Town Neighborhood of Chicago on Sept 15. Please share!

  • FOUND!!! Exciting news everyone!! Belushi has been found! A man found him on his way to work Monday morning and saw a flyer today! Thank you all for your support!!! Together we are strong!!!

2 days ago

Canoe Rental

Does anyone have a canoe they are willing to rent out for the weekend? I've looked into rentals with retailers, but they do not allow overnight rentals. I appreciate any ideas!

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Free Spay/Neuter and vaccinations for cats in 60647 & 60651

Tree House Humane Society is offering FREE vet service packages for cats in zip codes 60647, 60651, 60623, & 60624.

The offer stands for house cats as well as strays. Please see the attached flyer for more info. :)

  • Phantom Mouse Resident of actual west Bucktown since 2007

    Feel free to share and cross post, I forgot to mention that feral cats are also included in this offer.

3 days ago

Who needs a nanny in bucktown?

I have an amazing nanny whom we've had for 3 years. We got so fortunate to win the lottery and have her accepted at Drummond Montessori pre-k this year. I want to be able to keep this lovely woman who has become our family, employed full time. We would really like to pair up with a family who needs someone Monday-Friday from approx 9-3. My daughter will need picked up at school everyday at 3:30p.m. If you live in bucktown and have been looking for childcare that isn't your traditional 9-5, please contact me. I want to be able to give this wonderful gift of a woman to another family.
Thank you!

3 days ago

PRO in old Pinch Spice Market space

Hi - I saw a sign for PRO coming soon in the window of the old Pinch Spice Market space on Milwaukee at Western (1913 N. Milwaukee). Does anyone know who/what they are? I couldn't find anything online. I'm just curious.

3 days ago

Holy Forking Moly! The Fork Route is already sold out! Don't miss out on the WPB...

The Kids' Table at 2337 W. North Avenue has partnered with us to provide a Kids' Nite Out* the evening of the Dinner Crawl!

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Swimming Against the Stream(ing): Odd Obsession Movies Survives and Thrives

Odd Obsession Movies is located at 1822 N. Milwaukee Ave., and is open every day from 2 p.m-10 p.m..

Aug 15

Updated 4 days ago

Hi! Please I need your help!

I am missing a six week gray female pit bull. She has some white on her. She has beautiful blue eyes. Her name is Mala. There is a reward for her. I miss her very much she's like my baby. I bought her so that she can be a companion for my 21 year old dog. Please call me (773) 405-7284 Sophie or (773) Richie. You can text me at hot4teacher1@hotmail.com I hope you can help me find her. Thank You.

  • Jen

    Did you post flyers stating that there is a reward? That might help. Write "no questions asked"

  • Artist girl Artist and Muscian

    Your story of Beethovena and your lost little puppy is so sad. I was crying reading about it. I am sorry for your loss. I do hope that someone finds Mala and that you can get her back.

4 days ago

5 geeky theatre shows in Chicago this month

...Jar Jar nude. (Saturdays, September 20th through December 27th, 10:30 PM. Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee. $28. Buy tickets HERE...

This article has 3 other Chicago locations (Show)

...can enjoy all over again. (Fridays and Saturdays through November 1st, 8PM.  Chemically Imbalanced Theater, 1422 W. Irving Park.  $15.  Buy tickets HERE...

...fitting for a superhero team. (Fridays through November 21st, 9:30 PM. pH Comedy Theatre, 1515 W. Berwyn.  $15.  Buy tickets HERE...

...s a one-man show.  Fabulous.  (Sundays through October 12th, 8:30 PM. The Annoyance, 4380 N. Broadway.  $12.  Buy tickets HERE...

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6 days ago

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Looking for garage parking

Hello Neighbors,

I am looking to rent a parking space this winter around the 1800 block of Winchester or Wolcott. Please let me know if you have one available.

Thank you,

Tyler

  • In the alley just north of Cortland between Winchester and Wolcott someone is advertising a garage spot.

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  • Permit issued for new construction

    NEW CONSTRUCTION OF 3-STORY SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL HOME WITH FULL BASEMENT, ROOF DECK AND ATTACHED 3-CAR GARAGE PER PLANS **SELF CERT CONDITIONAL PERMIT: SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS & AUDIT **

    1763 N. Wilmot Ave. Issued September 11, 2014 Comment

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Sep 10

Updated 6 days ago

Unnecessary parking tickets in permit free zones?

I've been parking on the street for the last 6 months, and intermittently before then, around Beach Ave & Wood Street. Lately I've been getting tickets for parking in areas that don't require a permit. It has happened probably a total of 4-5 times in the last year.

I have successfully contested a couple of the tickets, however, my situation is tricky; I have a company car and the fleet service pays our tickets usually faster than I can contest...

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I've been parking on the street for the last 6 months, and intermittently before then, around Beach Ave & Wood Street. Lately I've been getting tickets for parking in areas that don't require a permit. It has happened probably a total of 4-5 times in the last year.

I have successfully contested a couple of the tickets, however, my situation is tricky; I have a company car and the fleet service pays our tickets usually faster than I can contest and the city can't figure out what to do- I get directed in circles etc. I end up paying for the tickets out of my paycheck.

In sum, it's a huge pain- is anyone else having this issue. Any thoughts on who I should reach out to prevent this issue from happening again?

  • LT Res Long Time Chicagoan

    AOS, the permits are way more than $25.00. I believe cars are $65 and SUV's are $85.00 and then you have buy guest passes. They were $25.00 about 15 years ago. Inflationary example at its finest.

  • AOS

    Just verified on the city's website and annual residential permits are $25, prorated at $2.08 per month. Guest passes are $8 for 15 passes. Pretty sure that you can only get residential permits with a city sticker, and that price is $$ with what seem to be frequent price increases.

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