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1 hour ago

Meet with Alderman Bob Fioretti

Hey everyone,

Alderman Bob Fioretti is meeting with neighbors across Chicago.

If you would be interested in hosting a meeting with your neighbors and Alderman Bob Fioretti, send me an email: dan.kleinman@me.com.

2 hours ago

Meet Alderman Bob Fioretti

Hi everyone,

Alderman Bob Fioretti is meeting with neighbors across Chicago.

If you would be interested in hosting a meeting with your neighbors and Alderman Bob Fioretti, send me an email: dan.kleinman@me.com.

3 hours ago

Nettelhorst French Market

Does anyone know which Saturday it begins? Last year it opened in late April. Will it be open this coming Saturday?

32 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Mailbox Notices

Did everyone get this notice from the post office today about moving mailboxes? Our entire block has steps to get to the mailbox and nowhere to put them near the sidewalk. How is everyone planning to handle this? Thanks neighbors!

  • I heard back from Alderman Waugespack. He says there is nothing we need to do - if there was a mandate that impacted thousands of homes in the neighborhood the city would have been notified.

  • Steve Vance Thrice Decades on Melrose St.

    We received our notices today. I told the mailman that unless USPS is paying for the move and repair on the house due to how I have it mounted, not going to happen.

2 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Landlord Responsibility?

I contacted my landlord in February about the fact that my smoke detector doesn't work, and then again in March. I am still waiting for a new one. He lives in my building, so one would think he'd be a little more concerned about fire safety. I know it's the landlord's responsibility to provide a smoke detector and since it's only a few dollars, I could certainly go out and buy one, but I'd like to know what my rights are as a tenant and what actions I can take?

  • Wow. So very many responses! Thank you for all of them and I hope this hasn't caused anyone too much angst!
    1) I tried several sets of new batteries, back in Feb., because I change them every year. None of them made the smoke detector work, it was broken. Probably...

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    Wow. So very many responses! Thank you for all of them and I hope this hasn't caused anyone too much angst!
    1) I tried several sets of new batteries, back in Feb., because I change them every year. None of them made the smoke detector work, it was broken. Probably because I've lived in my apt for 13 1/2 years and this one came with the apt? (I think they have a life span of maybe 10 yrs.) Anyway, I emailed my landlord...back in February. He said he'd get me a new one.
    2) March rolled around...still no new smoke detector. I emailed him again, but got no response this time.
    3) He must be reading these posts because one suddenly appeared outside my door last night.
    4) I installed it.
    5) All should be happy! I am safe. My neighbors are now safe. Yes, it has a carbon monoxide aspect to it, though 2 yrs ago I bought my own since my apt. didn't have one, but let's not get into that.

    Thank you for all your help!

  • lauren east lakeview republican

    That's great! So glad he finally stepped up :)

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40 hours ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Found cat

Very sweet, long-haired gray and white cat is hanging around our yard. My toddlers love the kitty, but this cat looks well fed and must have an owner. Let me know if he belongs to you!

  • I saw this on pet spotter and this might be the cat. Lost Information: Lost a Grey cat on 04-21-2014
    Its breed is Dilute Tortie, age is 1 and name is Sadie Lost Address: 2012 W Saint Paul Ave - 203 Chicago IL , 60647 - United States -
    View on Map Contact Information: Jonathan Macchi - 312-618-8717 -
    Generate Poster Notes:**REWARD** Please contact me 24x7 with any information.

30 hours ago

Updated 28 hours ago

Old Borders, North/Halsted?

Anyone know what is going in at the old Borders location at North & Halsted?

28 hours ago

30 hours ago

Mailbox guidelines

I got a note from the USPS today that says the new USPS guidelines require that all mailboxes need to be brought down to ground or sidewalk level. I have stairs, but not as many as several of my neighbors that have a mailbox on their porch. Did anyone else get this notice? I thought I would have heard more about it if nearly every single family home in Chicago is going to have to move their mailbox.

37 hours ago

What's is going on in the alley from Leavitt eastbound to Hoyne?

I've noticed a portable CAT power generator parked at the mouth of the alley along the east side of Leavitt (north of Barry, south of Fletcher). This generator has been running for the better part of one week and now seeing activity at the other end of the alley on Hoyne.

Apr 15

Updated 38 hours ago

How to stop delivery of Red Plum papers?

Has anyone had success in getting the Tribune to stop delivering their Red Plum papers? I've called, posted on Facebook, tweeted, and while they say they will stop the delivery to our address, the papers keep coming. It's frustrating to see these papers piled in lawns, alleys, etc all over the neighborhood, especially with many now rotting from the rain/snow. If you have any advise, outside of tackling the delivery man and taking away his papers, please let me know. Thank you!

  • d3 NOH

    ( + the plastic bags themselves are not recyclable in city blue bins.)

  • Anita W. in Wrigleyville 30-year resident

    Jewel, Mariano's, and most other grocery stores will accept any plastic bags for recycling. Also, there is a group of women that crochets sleeping mats out of plastic bags and passes them out to homeless people, to at least keep them and their blankets off the wet ground. The women especially like the colorful bags that newspapers are delivered in! I can't decide whether this is more admirable or pathetic.

38 hours ago

Recommendations for someone to install eco friendly wood floor?

Hi, Can anyone recommend a local person who could pull up the raggedy (!) wall to wall in our new condo and lay down a nice new wood floor - the type that doesn't off-gas with the noxious chemicals? Thanks very much

4 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

Integrys switched back to ComEd

I recently received a "Confirmation of Drop" notice from ComEd stating that around May 15th, Integrys will no long be my supplier and that I am being switched back to ComEd. Did anyone else receive a similar notice? I don't understand why I am being switched back to ComEd.
Thank you for you help.

  • Erin Criss Property Manager 722 W Diversey WFH business owner

    I just received a renewal notice from them?

  • Ann in Lakeview 30+ years in Lakeview

    What is strange is that I did not opt-out or anything, I just got the "Confirmation of Drop" notice one day.

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Apr 10

Updated 42 hours ago

Beware of Energy Plus - Stick with ComEd

I was wondering why my electric bills seemed kinda high. Not crazy high, but more than they should be. I figured it must have something to do with that offer I signed up for to have my energy delivered by Energy Plus. I was a sucker for their airline miles offer. What was going on was that every month their charge went up by mere pennies, but last month the electric bill was about $30 more than it should be....

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I was wondering why my electric bills seemed kinda high. Not crazy high, but more than they should be. I figured it must have something to do with that offer I signed up for to have my energy delivered by Energy Plus. I was a sucker for their airline miles offer. What was going on was that every month their charge went up by mere pennies, but last month the electric bill was about $30 more than it should be. This winter we all saw higher bills of course because of the brutal winter. If you are using Energy Plus, call ComEd and cancel it. If you are considering signing up, read the fine print and cancel as soon as you can after getting the miles....or better yet, learn from my mistake and steer clear and warn your friends.

  • lauren east lakeview republican

    There is a recent post on here where someone did the math and broke it all down. I don't remember the exact title but it had "integrys" in it. In that thread he talks about the hidden charges. :)

  • d3 NOH

    lauren, that is unrelated/different though really, just to avoid the confusion it's not lumped as the same issue. This actually was a good deal, and there were no hidden fees for the duration. So the calculation and sites (CUB, etc) that talk about this would lead you to believe it...

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    lauren, that is unrelated/different though really, just to avoid the confusion it's not lumped as the same issue. This actually was a good deal, and there were no hidden fees for the duration. So the calculation and sites (CUB, etc) that talk about this would lead you to believe it was a savings--it was for me for over a year. The calculation in question for anyone having this issue would have been done a full year ago+ to be having this issue, then after that year they change the rates to variable. You could do the same calculation today and come up that Energy Plus had no hidden fees and that it was a better deal, but the issue is what happens after the 12 month period if/when it becomes variable.

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5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Commercial fishing on lakefront around Belmont Harbor?

Last week I noticed a weird foam about 15 ft out on the water in an extensive ring. I asked a scientist friend who knows about such things. He said that the local fisherman have taken to the disgraceful practice of using fire extinguishers to push out 20 or more lines to catch fish and the foam is a result of the froth from the extinguishers.
Today I saw men dragging big carts of items such as extinguishers, various multi fishing lines, many large buckets and other equipment. etc over to the lakefront. Is this commercial fishing? What are they doing with the fish they catch? Are Lake Michigan fish being sold to local restaurants?

  • D3- snagging is legal but only from October 1 - December 31 http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/facilities/fishing-areas/fishing-hours-and-seasons/

  • inssane North Sider since 1981

    Give me a nice rod and reel setup, a couple of brews, and a 70 degree breezy day and I will take a nice fight from a scrappy fish. What happened to 'anglers'? :)

    Anyhow, it isn't a guarantee that everyone is using only compressed air in the extinguishers. However,...

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    Give me a nice rod and reel setup, a couple of brews, and a 70 degree breezy day and I will take a nice fight from a scrappy fish. What happened to 'anglers'? :)

    Anyhow, it isn't a guarantee that everyone is using only compressed air in the extinguishers. However, foam can come from multiple variables and sometimes is pretty normal, especially in the ocean harbors. Niagara falls is beautiful, til you get on the boat, look down and it looks like refuse from washing a bear with shampoo. If it's abnormal for that area (the foam) you can always find a resource to report it to.

    As for these fishing methods, there are clear rules as to how many lines/poles per licensed person, how many hooks on each line, daily limit quantity and size, etc. In IL you can have 3 rods per angler and up to two hooks per rod. So technically one lure with two treble hooks constitutes two hooks. If they are toting around 100 hooks with 10 on each line, that's illegal, and if they are using shopping carts I HIGHLY doubt anyone you see is commercial. Commercial actually harvest in worse ways...

    In WI, the DNR (dept. natural resources) handles these matters.
    I would be more worried about the amount of hooks/lines per person than anything. People like that tend to be haphazard as well. Would be great for that kind of barbed wire to wash up on shore huh?

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5 days ago

Pastor with religious message carries cross through Lakeview

As Bruursema arrived back at his church, at Damon and Wellington, he got a hug from a member of his congregation, and a few honks from people driving by.

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

"Jesus says I am the way the truth and the life, he invites you to follow him. I pray you hear his voice this weekend, Easter," he preached from the corner of Lincoln and Belmont.

5 days ago

Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Park District to Rehab, Build 103 Playgrounds this Year

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Park District General Superintendent Michael P. Kelly, Friends of the Park officials and community members broke ground today to build new playgrounds at Lindblom Park, Murray Park and Kucinski-Murphy Park. These three playgrounds are part of the 103 neighborhood playgrounds that will be refurbished or built across the City in 2014.

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5 days ago

Coalfire Pizza coming to 3707 N. Southport

Confirmed today that they are coming to the former Hye Bar space, and hoping to open later this summer.

http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com/2014/04/coalfire-pizza-coming-to-3707-n.html

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Dryer Repair

Hi All-

Have a Frigidaire Gallery Heavy Duty front load dryer ~10 years old, that's making some bizarre noise when running.

Any recommendations for repairs on dryers?

5 days ago

Summer Adventure Camp at St Luke's

Hello everyone - I just wanted to share that to all parents of kids 3-11 that there is still room available at St Luke's Summer Adventure Camp for the summer. Camp runs from 9-3 with after camp care available and field trips on Fridays!

I hope to see some of you there with my kids!

http://www.stlukechicago.org/academy/campdescription.shtml

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Apr 14

Updated 5 days ago

Ants!

It is spring and the ants have begun to march. In our experience last year, the little roundish traps didn't do enough. So, I think we need an exterminator. I'm okay with them doing what they need to do outside the house. But, I'm worried about the interior. I don't want the chemicals in the house and substances like vinegar don't seem to work well enough. Will hiring an exterminator just for the outside be sufficient? Any exterminator recommendations? Any ant removal recommendations?

Thanks

  • Steve Vance Thrice Decades on Melrose St.

    Cinnamon eh? I'm giving this a shot in the next week as I get them from tiny crevices and cracks that sometimes sitting the Terro traps by is near impossible.

  • Patricia 25 Year Lakeview Resident

    Important distinction: Carpenter ants--the big black ants--are like termites and very destructive. For them, I'd go with a professional exterminator. The little ants are an icky nuisance and can be dealt with by ant traps or cinnamon. Nievka, I love your description of a "tiny cinnamon wall."

6 days ago

Apr 13

Updated 6 days ago

Found large cat on School St

Large cat found on School Street on 04-13-2014. Neighbors said it has been hanging around backyard for a few days now. Please call 312-618-2366.

  • L

    Remember to post both lost cats or found cats here: https://www.facebook.com/lostcatsofillinois?ref=ts&fref=ts

  • JB in RV Chicago Homeowner

    Is he a big black and white tuxedo cat? Friendly and chatty? I saw him yesterday in someone's front yard on Leavitt- the yard was about 1/2 block down from Belmont and had a little bridge in the front. I figured he lived there and wanted inside.

    Do you have the cat now?

Apr 14

Updated 6 days ago

Will a quartz countertop remnant sell?

I know this is a weird question. We're replacing a countertop and are going to have leftover quartz. I don't want to take delivery of it if I can't get rid of it. Do you think this is something people would buy? Is there a want-ads listing service for building materials other than the obvious, like craigslist?

  • Could you please confirmd the dimensions of the remnant that you have and the price? I too, would be interested! THX.

  • L

    I don't know. I don't have it and won't take delivery of it unless I have a home for it. It is a slab that has two back splashes cut from it. As soon as I have more info, I'll post or PM you. Thanks.

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