2 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Tile Repair Work

Please let me know if you can recommend anyone who is good at replacing bathroom floor and wall tiles.
Thank you.

  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    For tile work, we recommend our customers use Slobo Painting, 1-708-268-6460, slobo.painting@gmail.com. Tell Slobo that Robin and Howard sent you

  • dan byerly 773-510 4452

11 hours ago

Revival - Final Good-bye

Exciting and busy night at Revival. We will miss this fine establishment

2 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Resignation from volunteer HOA board.

Hi,

I am currently the president of our volunteer HOA board in my building. I was volunteered for the position and I no longer am interested in acting as board president. From what I am reading, I have absolutely not obligation to continue as a board member as long as I formally resign.

Does anyone have any experience with this? ANY information is helpful. Thanks!

  • CookieMuffin Edgewater resident.

    By-laws state nothing about board members resigning, that is why I inquired here. I have read all of our by-laws as I am the president. I was just curious if there were any legal ramifications.

    Hi, headsup. My building has a completely volunteer board. We don't have lower assessments for serving on the board. I don't think your comment has any relevancy to my post. I asked for any info regarding resigning, not your opinion on assessments.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    I doubt that there's anything in the Illinois law regulating condos regarding this issue. It probably should have been included in your By-laws. Our By-laws (for a co-op not a condo) call for a written letter of resignation.

    I'd take Sarahdonis' advice to heart. While serving on the board is a lot of thankless work, it gives you some say so in how your building is run and funds are spent. I've been on our board for nearly all of the more than 40 years I've lived here.

4 days ago

Updated 37 hours ago

Internet service advice

Hi. I'm moving to W Hood and the building doesn't supply the internet like my last place did. I had hi point with my last apartment that was included in the rent. Any suggestions for internet service? I don't need tv or phone just internet, and I'm not a gamer, I just work at home and watch some netflix at times.

Thanks!

Jun 28

Updated 2 days ago

Painter needed

Hi! Someone told me this was a good site to find local help. Anyine know someone who would paint a one bedroom condo ceiling?

  • Raphy Painter and maintenance man

    Hi, I'm painter and maintenance, handyman, i do everything you need , my experience more than 20 years, you can contact me anytime at
    773_225_5823 or
    312_887_2454

  • It took me awhile to find his business card, but Alberto at Ballestero's is excellent: 773-678-3959. Keep this for your future reference.

Jun 13

Updated 3 days ago

New to Edgewater and Chicago

Hi Neighbors,

I just moved here, was wondering if anyone had suggestions of good places/groups in the area to meet people. I work till around 7 in the evening and have to come home a walk the dog, so it limits my time span to meet new people.

  • Maggie...I go to Edgewater Fitness. It's a good neighborhood place. All the employees are really friendly & helpful. Also, I like that it's very diverse and there are people there in all ranges of fitness levels. The manager's name is Chris. If interested, go in and speak to him. He's a great guy.

  • Oops...I meant to address my comment above to Mona

3 days ago

    Off-duty officer involved in shootout during pharmacy robbery in Edgewater
    An off-duty Chicago police officer working security at a Far North Side pharmacy exchanged gunfire with someone who tried to rob the store on Friday, police said. The attempted robbery happened around 1:20 p.m. at a pharmacy in the 6200 block of North Clark Street in the Edgewater neighborhood, according to police.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

looking for monthly parking rental

I live near Swift Elementary, and I'm looking for a monthly, long-term rental parking spot. I've already checked out the usual websites (spothero, parqex, craigslist, etc.). Any information about available spots would be greatly appreciated.

  • Except for walking past it often, I don't know much about it, but there is a fenced parking lot on the corner of Winthrop and Glenlake, one block from Swift. There is a telephone number on the gate.

  • Mark H home skooled

    Thanks for the heads up, Larry. I do have that number, but I haven't called it yet. I was hoping to find something a little closer because I'm just that lazy. :-P

  • Sarahdonis Nearly 30 years in Edgewater; love RP & A'ville

    The Malibu, 6007 N Sheridan, rents parking to the public

Jun 12

Updated 5 days ago

Moving within Edgewater area, CTA station question

Hi. Right now i have a studio close to Broadway and on Granville. I need a 1 bedroom and saw one on Granville but I'm looking for Aug 1st and they have to rent July 1st so it may be rented by the time i can move in. I saw another 1 bedroom on Bryn Mawr a little further from the Bryn Mawr CTA and half way towards Clark St.

How does the Bryn Mawr area compare to Granville? I will be traveling in the evenings. Also how do the neighborhoods compare?

I love the stores and accessibility around Granville!

Thanks!

  • Thank you for all the information and positive comments! Looking forward to my move!

  • headsup not available

    Granville is a great place to live - you will enjoy the new buildings when they are finished - and the new restaurants are in place - you will see the art scene continues to grow. Granville is a growing street - Bryn Mawr ?? Granville is close to transportation and the lake - another plus is Granville is part of Edgewater - the place to live, work, and play. Granville and "Hip" come together.

Apr 23

Updated Jun 13

Water Usage Up over 50% in Andersonville

I know that our utility bills will continue to go up, but my water usage for my 3 flat went up over 50% for the months of January and February. I've spoken to 3 of my neighbors, all on Catalpa between Clark and Glenwood who have also experienced this huge increase in usage. None of us have leaks, some have boilers and some have central air, and we can't figure out why it says we used so much water.

I wrote Alderman Osterman's office and they said they would look into it. I remember there was a water main project in our neighborhood in January of 2018. Has anyone else seen this spike in their water bill?

  • Andrew Lehrer Edgewater resident since 2006

    Our 6 flat on Victoria & Wayne experienced something similar - on Jan 1 of this year our usage double. No change in occupants, no meter work/upgrade, just doubled suddenly. We just had the city out and they cannot find any issues with our meter or any leaks in the building. No one in the building has a running toilet or any other suspicious water use. We are at a loss!

  • Thank you for all your responses! I contacted the Alderman, got the number for an actual person at the Chicago Finance/ Utility Department, and they said everything was legitimate. However, I just received a water bill that was $40 for this current period, over 100% less than the last bill.

    I think that is suspicious.

Aug 02

Updated Jun 13

Any yard sale I can join?

Are there any neighborhoods forming yard sales I can join.

Jun 13

alarm Bryn Mawr/Broadway area

Anyone hear the alarm going off in the Bryn Mawr area, closer to Magnolia about 0330 hours? Just moved to the area so I'm unsure as to what it could be from.

Jun 09

Updated Jun 11

Activity behind building

We are in the office building at 6228 N Broadway and have been experiencing disturbing activity in the back of our building for months. The building is on the police watch list and we have instructions to call 911 for any disturbances. Please be on the lookout for people hanging out in the parking lot or under the steps in the back of the building. They typically look pretty drugged out and sometimes are on bicycles or in cars and...

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We are in the office building at 6228 N Broadway and have been experiencing disturbing activity in the back of our building for months. The building is on the police watch list and we have instructions to call 911 for any disturbances. Please be on the lookout for people hanging out in the parking lot or under the steps in the back of the building. They typically look pretty drugged out and sometimes are on bicycles or in cars and sometimes just on foot and almost "camping" out. They are always there to "see" an upstairs tenant. They knock on the back windows and wait until they are let in then leave after a few minutes. Use your imagination as to what might be happening. This is really disturbing and on Thursday, we could not get out of our door to get to our cars and leave work. Please call 911 if you ever witness any of these people hanging around. I've been told by the Caps Officer and the tactical team that the more calls they receive about this building, the better their chances to remedy the situation.Thanks.

Jun 08

Updated Jun 10

Fire in Rogers Park?

Why did this woman set the bldg on fire? Horrible! I didn't catch the news

  • d3 NoHo

    look at her mug shot it just screams crazy

Jun 01

Looking for a covered garage space

Hi! I am looking for a covered garage space near Broadway and Granville in Edgewater Glen for our 2013 Mini Cooper Clubman. Our current garage rental ends June 30. Please text or call me at (310) 210-3732 if you have a space or know if one. Thanks! Jim

May 29

Updated May 30

2018 State of Edgewater event

I noticed in Ald. Osterman's weekly update that there will be a State of Edgewater meeting held on June 7th. It "will feature elected officials representing Edgewater talking about their work and how it impacts Edgewater business owners and residents." That, and the list of confirmed elected officials sound great. Though at an inconvenient 8am time, I'm considering attending.
But I was surprised to see a price for admission -- $37.22, including "a small breakfast." Does that make sense to anyone?

  • It doesn't make sense to me either. The event has sponsors as well.so it seems like a lot of money is generated at the event. I can see a much more reasonable "charge"..like maybe 10.00

  • Jeffrey Littleton If you can't be a poet, be the poem.

    Technically it's a fundraiser for the chamber of commerce.

  • Does it say anywhere is a fundraiser ? If not it should

May 25

Looking for covered garage space

Hi! I am looking for a covered garage in or near Edgewater Glen for our 2013 Mini Cooper Clubman. Our current garage is being returned to its owner on June 1, so that's the day by which we're hoping to find a new garage. We can wait, however, if you don't have a garage open in June. Anybody out there near us have a space available? Let me know! 310-210-3732 Thanks!

May 19

Updated May 23

Need help changing range hood halogen bulb

(Insert lightbulb joke here). Sounds simple, but I have already injured myself following mfr. directions and got only one changed out. Other one won't budge even w/mfr's tool. Maybe I'm not strong enough--definitely not young enough. (No, it's not just a matter of "hold the bulb & unscrew"--these range hood lights were designed by idiots or sadists who hate people who need to cook). I have already injured my shoulder & wrist trying to get the second dead bulb out....

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(Insert lightbulb joke here). Sounds simple, but I have already injured myself following mfr. directions and got only one changed out. Other one won't budge even w/mfr's tool. Maybe I'm not strong enough--definitely not young enough. (No, it's not just a matter of "hold the bulb & unscrew"--these range hood lights were designed by idiots or sadists who hate people who need to cook). I have already injured my shoulder & wrist trying to get the second dead bulb out.
I don't want to go through any apps or clearinghouse websites. I just want someone strong enough to come over soon and do this for a reasonable and normal basic handyman fee. (Abt, the merchant who sold me the hood, wants me to fork over an arm & a leg and wait a week--highway robbery even with a discount). PM me if you can do this.

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    Never touched the old ones before they failed, but will take your advice. Wonder why they don't make LEDs with that kind of socket--halogens burn very hot and suck a lot of power. LEDs are less delicate, too.

  • Range hood lights? So, definitely not inside oven? If they're not for inside oven use, you can replace with LED. The manufacturer will usually not be selling an LED replacement but you can buy one as long as you match the bulb socket type, diameter/width, length.

    I've replaced an E17...

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    Range hood lights? So, definitely not inside oven? If they're not for inside oven use, you can replace with LED. The manufacturer will usually not be selling an LED replacement but you can buy one as long as you match the bulb socket type, diameter/width, length.

    I've replaced an E17 T6-1/2 with an E17 LED that's shorter (diameter was important but length was not). I've also replaced the two 20W halogen bulbs (G-something, forgot type) under the OTR microwave oven with 3W LEDs. For this one, it wasn't just the Pins that mattered. The size and the shape of the base mattered.

May 10

Updated May 20

Red-light ticket in Broadway and Devon

Does anyone know, Red light camara works in morning 4:30am in Broadway and Devon or not??
What is the time of red light camara activitation period in this area??

  • City statute requires that drivers at an intersection do not block it; if you see that you can't cross the intersection in its entirety, then "stay put" and don't proceed. If drivers behind you use their horns, well...they're pretty dumb.

  • d3 NoHo

    If you stood near the target watching drivers for 10 minutes you'd see dozens of dumb drivers yes

May 09

Updated May 16

Heated debate with my brother about Chicago

He clearly points out how violent Chicago is-I told him well he doesn't live here and gasp-people do like living here,not everyone is leaving. He thinks he knows the city just because he works in Stoney Island full-time and then goes back to his bubble in Indiana. I told him working here and living here are two different things. It's too bad the news doesn't talk about the good things in Chicago. They really know how to scare people. I don't even know what to say to him.

  • A.S Living and Playing in Chicago

    60660 Gal to answer your previous question yes that was the plan to move to Indiana. We reconsidered because we realized how much we loathed Indiana and how it doesn't fit into the lifestyle that we wanted,my biggest concerns was the schools for my daughter but we figured it out....

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    60660 Gal to answer your previous question yes that was the plan to move to Indiana. We reconsidered because we realized how much we loathed Indiana and how it doesn't fit into the lifestyle that we wanted,my biggest concerns was the schools for my daughter but we figured it out. We are glad we decided to stay. I don't think there truly is a perfect place out there. My husband's best friend left the country after living on the east coast,west coast and here and from an outsider he said Chicago is the best city no doubt. This is even saying this after almost getting robbed on the redline where he just punched the guy in the nose to defend himself.

  • AS..I agree there is no perfect place out there and we all have different places that match our lifestyles and what we want out of life. Everyones "best" is different. Glad you figured out your daughters school and decided to stay.

May 07

Updated May 13

Spring Time 2018

Spring Greetings In May 2018!

  • Gardenia C. Hung Social Media Arts Community Outreach Online

    Sunday Greetings! Happy Mother's Day!

  • Happy Mother’s Day to you,
    Gardenia, an to all the
    woman here on everyblock,
    an here in Chicago, an
    across America. 😊😊

Apr 29

Updated May 05

$200 ticket for expired city sticker on a private lot

Can you get ticketed for not having a city sticker on a private lot? I just got a ticket for parking at the CVS on Broadway and Granville while I was shopping at the CVS. $200. Just curious. They didn't put the ticket on my car, I just got this in the mail. Any suggestions would be very helpful.

Apr 30

Updated May 01

What a nice dedication of a Community Room at Edgewater Public Library in honor of Betty Barclay

On Saturday a room was dedicated in memory of Betty Barclay. This was a nice tribute. Betty gave a lot of her time and effort to the community. Thank you to those that attended and to those that made this possible.

Now if we can only figure out how to also honor Marilyn Pierce. Marilyn was also a major contributor to improving Edgewater. Alderman - can we name Thorndale for Marilyn Pierce?

  • John M. Holden John Holden, 20+year Uptown resident

    Hi All - This message is from John Holden, the president of the EPIC block club where Lynn lived and a personal friend. A Japanese Maple, Lynn's favorite tree, will be planted in her honor near the entrance to the Broadway Armory. That is all Lynn wanted done as a...

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    Hi All - This message is from John Holden, the president of the EPIC block club where Lynn lived and a personal friend. A Japanese Maple, Lynn's favorite tree, will be planted in her honor near the entrance to the Broadway Armory. That is all Lynn wanted done as a remembrance of her life and work in the community. There is also a small plaque on the CTA columns near the Thorndale Red Line station, honoring the work of Lynn and others who worked to make that street a safe place for decent folk.

  • headsup not available

    John - do you think I should abandon my quest for an honorary street sign? I was close to Lynn too and I know how private she was - but still thought it would be a nice gesture. Perhaps I am wrong?

Apr 21

Updated Apr 30

Carriage Horse

So this was strolling down Granville just now in front of Pete's. Please tell me this isn't going to become a thing.

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