2 days ago

Updated 22 hours ago

Spanish conversation through cinema

¡Hola!

As my summer Spanish conversation class comes to an end, I would like to inform you of my next session for this fall: SPANISH CONVERSATION THROUGH CINEMA. We will be using a few Spanish/ Hispanic/ Latin American movies as point of departure to improve conversation (all levels). I am excited!

If you are too, let me know.

Details:
8-week session/$275
1.5 hours/Wednesday evenings
In other words: 12 hours/session = $23/hour
17 September - 5 November (To be confirmed)

We meet Wednesday evenings at Pizzeria Serio in Lakeview, 7 to 8:30 pm, although sometimes we have class in different venues (park, another restaurant, etc.)

Cordialmente,

María Luisa
www.conmarialuisa.com
www.facebook.com/conmarialuisa

Aug 17

Updated 24 hours ago

Volunteer work

Hi all! I recently moved to the Lakeview area and now that I'm settled I'm looking to do some volunteer work. Anyone know of any volunteer work/mentoring programs working with at-risk youth or young girls? I'm currently a teacher, therefore need something in the early evening. Thanks!

  • Midtown Educational Foundation has girls mentoring programs after school/work. http://www.midtown-metro.org/metro/

  • Paul Obbagy Volunteer Coordinator, Refugee Programs

    Hello! I happened to see your message and thought I'd reach out. I'm a Volunteer Coordinator for a refugee resettlement agency in Ravenswood (not too far from Lakeview), and we have a number of volunteer programs that might fit you, including tutoring and mentoring programs. If you'd like me to...

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    Hello! I happened to see your message and thought I'd reach out. I'm a Volunteer Coordinator for a refugee resettlement agency in Ravenswood (not too far from Lakeview), and we have a number of volunteer programs that might fit you, including tutoring and mentoring programs. If you'd like me to send you the full descriptions, just shoot me an email by going to my profile (click on my name) and go to "Send Email" on the right side of my profile, and I'll be sure to send you more info!

    This is, of course, also open to anyone else that may be looking for volunteer opportunities!

Aug 04

Updated 38 hours ago

Loud bang in West Lakeview/NorthCenter

Heard a loud bang (not fireworks) at 1:50 am Sunday night. Sounded like a shotgun or explosion. Anyone else hear it? We are near Ashland and Irving Park.

Apr 15 2012

Updated 41 hours ago

Hawthorne School - Field

Does anyone know if there are groups or organizations that are allowed to reserve the entire field next to the school? We were there playing with our children a few weekends ago when a huge group of people playing soccer completely overtook the entire field and essentially pushed us out.

  • Alex D Resident since 2009

    There are city leagues that have the field reserved for games on some nights. Also youth leagues during the day on some weekends.

  • Frank T. Teacher in Lakeview

    I coach for a school, and we have permits on us at all times in case there's a conflict.

  • I was wondering who you can contact to make a reservation or see the schedule?

43 hours ago

Chicago Spirit Brigade (CSB) workshops and tryouts coming up in Sept

Hello all,

If you're interested in volunteering for an organization that raises money and awareness through performance for local charities that provide direct care services for life-threatening challenges, come and try out for the Chicago Spirit Brigade!

We are looking for cheerleaders, flag twirlers (drill), and dancers. All experiences levels welcome. No experience even necessary. All ages (21 and up) are welcome.

If you are interested, please go to csbstars.com to sign up for more information.

Hope to see you at workshops!

Aug 08

Updated 5 days ago

Loud noise

Does anyone know what the loud noise was at 4:30 am near Graceland Cemetery?

  • The Crusty Pirate Old crotchety pirate captain (retired)

    @ D3 "Some of us won't be voting for this administration regardless of who their opponents are."

    So, you really think the alternative candidates are going to get you ->LESS<- revenue sucking to support Chicago's theft class ? ; ) - that's a truly hilarious notion.

    The politics and ideology of the emerging alternative candidates REALLY suggest THAT to you ??? : )

  • @D3, no matter who you vote for, my vote will cancel out yours, just saying...

Aug 13

Updated Aug 14

Could a mixed use development be coming back to Ashland, Belmont and Lincoln?

According to Crain's this morning, something is about to happen at what was supposed to be a Target:

http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com/2014/08/could-mixed-use-development-be-coming.html

Aug 09

Updated Aug 12

Car Accident on LSD

This is the second car accident on LSD to wake me out of bed in the middle of the night this week. This one caught on fire and the other one the car flipped over! Be careful driving my neighbors!

  • Carol Senal Resident of 3600 N Lake Shore Drive

    There are so many accidents at this juncture in both directions that they have to replace the guard rail constantly.

  • dse

    Carol is so right. I look down on that spot, and we've seen probably a dozen vehicles break thru that barriers, and many more smash into it. Something about the slight curve and downgrade from the overpass? It seemed to lighted after the repaving, but we still don't use that bus stop or crosswalk to the underpass.

Aug 11

Looking for subletter

Looking to sublease my awesome 1 bed/bath unit beginning Sept 1 through April 30. More info and photos:
http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/sub/4613565613.html

Jul 29

Updated Jul 30

Local Business

Does anyone know what they are putting at the corner of School and Ashland? Across from the Whole Foods.

  • Strip mall w vitamin shoppe and others, I think panera backed out. Yes old bank lot.

  • They can start work at 7, but they cannot use heavy machinery or create a noise disturbance before 8. If they are being loud enough to disturb residences prior to 8, I think they are violating the noise ordinance. I have found my alderman's office to be very helpful in these situations.

Jul 28

L3 Capital's plans for 3345 - 3355 N. Lincoln Avenue

L3 Capital just bought a large section of N. Lincoln Avenue and here is the flyer for the latest building buy-out of 3345 - 3355 N. Lincoln Avenue.
http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com/2014/07/l3-capitals-plans-for-3345-3355-n.html?spref=tw

Jul 22

Updated Jul 24

Panera Bread at Ashland and School Falls Through; Target Development Not Happening

According to the latest flyers from Cushman &Wakefield, Panera Bread is no longer coming to Ashland and School and they are re-releasing it to market. Vitamin Shoppe is a go, and Target is no longer pictured on the map.

http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com/2014/07/panera-bread-at-ashland-and-school.html

May 31

Updated Jul 18

Homemade Pizza Company closed all locations

RIP #HomemadePizzaCo. Looks like all locations are closed, and their Facebook and Twitter are deleted. This is an L3 building so we'll see what happens next.

http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com/2014/05/rip-homemade-pizza-company.html

  • Matt 10-year Lakeview resident

    They must have left some food behind because the Southport storefront is now littered with dead flies...such an eyesore, creeps me out each time I walk past it on my commute. Shocked that the chain closed, they must have overexpanded--this location had a line of customers every evening.

  • Personally, I never understood the business model. I bought pizzas from them twice and stopped after I realized I could get a pizza made, and delivered to me for the same price as this place. Did I mention that the delivered pizza was already made? I didn't have to cook it myself.

    I found them to be overpriced for what they were offering.

Jul 18

Site Maintenance - 7/19 at 9 p.m.

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Jul 11

Updated Jul 14

Home Run Inn Pizza coming to Lakeview - Looking For General Manager

Restaurant General Manager

HRI restaurant group operates fun neighborhood restaurants that offer great food, Chicago’s best thin crust pizza, craft brews and amazing specialty cocktails.

We are now hiring a General Manager for our newest location in Lakeview.

We are looking for an enthusiastic General Manager that understands the importance of work life balance has a passion for service and wants to join our family.

The areas of concentration for the General Manger includes:

• Implement and oversee all standard...

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Restaurant General Manager

HRI restaurant group operates fun neighborhood restaurants that offer great food, Chicago’s best thin crust pizza, craft brews and amazing specialty cocktails.

We are now hiring a General Manager for our newest location in Lakeview.

We are looking for an enthusiastic General Manager that understands the importance of work life balance has a passion for service and wants to join our family.

The areas of concentration for the General Manger includes:

• Implement and oversee all standard operating procedures for the restaurant.
• Ensure all guests feel welcome and are given responsive, friendly and courteous service at all times.
• Act as a liaison for community events.
• Ensure that all food and products are consistently prepared and served according to the restaurant’s recipes, portioning, cooking and serving standards to include food cost variance.
• Achieve company objectives in sales, service, quality, appearance of facility and sanitation and cleanliness through training of employees and creating a positive, productive working environment.
• Control cash and other receipts by adhering to cash handling and reconciliation procedures in accordance with restaurant policies and procedures.
• Hire, train, assist employees, enforce company policies and evaluate employee employment status.
• Prepare all required paperwork, including forms, reports and schedules in an organized and timely manner for inventory and in compliance with accounting and human resources department.
Responsible for cleanliness and compliance with established health, sanitation, safety and labor procedures according to all Federal, State, and local regulations.

Requirements and Qualifications:

Two-year college degree and equivalent to direct restaurant (FOH + BOH) experience of 5-6 years.

Excellent analytical and communication skills

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email your resume to bbarnes@homeruninn.com

  • Ryan C. 15+ year Lakeview East resident

    Sheffield and Belmont? Tell your late shift employees to be very very careful. That corner gets very dangerous after dark.

  • Benita Home Run Inn - Human Resources

    Thanks Ryan! I will make sure they are alerted.

Jul 07

Updated Jul 08

Nanny available starting in September

My family is relocating and I would like to help my nanny find a new family. Tania was with us for two years watching my two young children. She is looking for part time or full time hours in the Lakeview or Lincoln Park areas but is open to other areas as well. Tania never once turned us down for "date night" extra hours which is a huge plus!
Please contact me if you are looking for someone starting in September.
Thanks!

  • Hi! I'm interested in talking with you about your nanny. Could you please send me an email? Kathryn.borio@gmail.com.
    Thanks!!

  • We are in Southport corridor and will need a full time nanny/ nanny share starting mid September. Can you send me an email with some additional information?
    Pittnurse03@gmail.com

Jul 02

Updated Jul 04

Sewer backup in basement - who can fix?

With Monday night's storm, we experienced sewer backup in our basement (West Lincoln Park), as did all five other townhouses in our complex. It's pretty bad and we've been trying to get someone to come tear out the carpet, sanitize, clean up, etc ASAP.

Service Master can't get to us til Sun. which seems too long for that to sit. I know there's a big wait because so many others are in the same situation, but any suggestions on others who can fix sooner maybe?

  • Wet Vac & Clorox for cleanup. See FEMA Publication 348 for prevention at http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/3729 The best prevention system is a FEMA 348 "Overhead" system provided by Mannion Plumbing, 5419 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60651 (773) 626-6466. Mine has worked without exception for over 30 years.

  • Barbs hey you kids, get off my lawn!

    What Ross said, in terms of cleanup. You can DIY, at least some of it, without much danger to yourself. Shop Vac to suck up the water, lot's of fans and dehumidifier or two to get things drying. The worst thing you can do is just let it sit all soggy. Yeah it's nice to hire someone, but a little personal elbow grease if you can manage it will go a long way.

Jul 02

Updated Jul 03

RCN Outage in Lakeview

Not sure what happened, but they said it should be back up within an hour or so. Fingers crossed. This seems to be happening a lot lately.

  • While not quite related, I have to give a hat tip to RCN on recent work. My cable modem would gradually slow down and stop working over the course of a day, always fixed by power-cycling it. I got RCN to send a tech out to replace it, and all better. What's most interesting is that two days later, he stopped back by, apparently on his own, to ask if things were working!

Jul 03

Updated Jul 03

July 4th Fireworks at Belmont Harbor

I seem to recall that there was a pretty impressive fireworks display around Belmont Harbor either last year or the year before (or both). Does anyone know who was responsible and whether it is planned again this year?

  • d3 NOH

    in years past, L, there has been a multi-thousand-$$$$$ show that was better than any small towns' organized fireworks.... these weren't just the random fireworks you see there as well, it was a half hour production complete with grand finale etc.. Not sure if this was "organized" or not but there were definitely people saying it would happen, prior to it happening. I wasn't around there last summer but there def. was a spectacular show the two prior years.

  • L

    The question is, will there be one this year? I haven't seen anyone talking about them. You can always go to Winnemac park.

Jul 02

Updated Jul 02

Leaking window/ sliding door

We seem to have a wind driven leak that causes water to go behind our siding in our condo. It then leaks down the top of our window and sliding door. This last storm really caused some leakage. Does anyone know a good recommendations for a handyman in this field? We don't want a big company because we are already aware the place was not flashed properly. We are looking for an option to escape huge installation of flashing costs since we just had to get a new roof due to improper install. Many Thanks!

Dec 21 2011

Updated Jun 30

Pride Parade back to noon starting time due to church.

The organizers of the 2012 Chicago Gay Pride Parade have agreed to delay the start of next year’s parade following outcries from leaders and parishioners from one of Chicago’s oldest Roman Catholic churches because of concerns that it would interfere with their Sunday masses.

Parade organizers said the 2012 parade will start at noon in a statement Wednesday.

Leaders at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church at 708 W. Belmont Ave., said that the parade’s new route would cause parade...

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The organizers of the 2012 Chicago Gay Pride Parade have agreed to delay the start of next year’s parade following outcries from leaders and parishioners from one of Chicago’s oldest Roman Catholic churches because of concerns that it would interfere with their Sunday masses.

Parade organizers said the 2012 parade will start at noon in a statement Wednesday.

Leaders at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church at 708 W. Belmont Ave., said that the parade’s new route would cause parade attendees to block and interrupt their Sunday mass, which is scheduled at the same time as the previous parade kickoff.

The controversial decision to reroute the parade followed this year’s massive turnout of over 800,000 attendees, which presented challenges for the Chicago Police’s traffic management and crowd control. Organizers intended for an earlier start time, at 10 a.m., to curb drinking.

The pride parade is held every last Sunday in June.

  • Walk-About I Know Who You Are, & I Saw What You Did!

    Considering the Cardinal's Statements, I say: Move the Start Time of The Parade Back to 10:00 a.m.

  • Christopher of Estes I am a medical massage therapist

    Yes, God gets his way and makes sure it won't rain on our parade. I was honored to March with my church and we gave it right back to the fine folks from Westboro, we outnumber you and are louder and prouder than your cheap speakers. Westboro, is that a...

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    Yes, God gets his way and makes sure it won't rain on our parade. I was honored to March with my church and we gave it right back to the fine folks from Westboro, we outnumber you and are louder and prouder than your cheap speakers. Westboro, is that a city or church, who cares. They have a long ride back on their short bus and we have not gotten around to filling the potholes for a reason. I am already preparing for next year at the same time they are praying to their false gods that I don't ride with the firemen next year. I would have 10 men holy men of each denomination bless all the water in the fire truck and I will accidentally push the button to make it rain on their parade. Bring an umbrella because you are in Chicago and the weather can change any minute in the windy city. Next time read the whole bible and slash the tires on your bus Westboro before you come to our city. Can I get an Amen??

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