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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REVISION TO PERMIT #100693808. INTERIOR REMODELING OF EXISTING 3-STORY, WOOD FRAME SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE INCLUDING 96 SF ENCLOSURE OF A PORTION OF THE REAR PORCH. EXISTING OCCUPANCY IS A1 SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE, PROPOSED OCCUPANCY IS A1. NO CHANGE IN OCCUPANCY. THIS REVISION INCLUDES INSTALLING EMERGENCY LADDER FROM THE 3RD FLOOR TO A 35 SF ADDITION AT THE EXT'G REAR DECK IN LIEU OF PREVIOUSLY PROPOSED AUTOMATIC FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEM.

    4540 N. Seeley Ave. Issued January 19, 2018 Comment
  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REVISION TO PERMIT#100659545 CHANGE PLUMBING CONTRACTOR TO W.K.U PLUMBING SERVICE COMPANY.

    2655 W. Winona St. Issued January 19, 2018 Comment

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Updated 2 hours ago

homeless camp

Saw several tents and sleeping bags under Metra tracks at Foster and Ravenswood.

  • I'm offended.

  • future alderman future alderman

    "Artie": you "assumed" that because someone is homeless they can't move mattresses themselves-how do u think they got there? fell off a train?
    Bubbles: there are numerous things that disrupt our public lives every day-construction, rehabs, sewer work, construction, cubs games and cubs construction. When u live in the big city u should deal with it and not complain about someone who is trying to EXIST.

16 hours ago

Black & White Cat in our yard

This black & white cat came around today, hanging around our feral cats and caterwauling. It's fairly large and appears well fed, and it really wasn't interested in our cats' food. No ear tipping, so definitely not a registered feral cat, but still skittish of humans. Other than the fact that it's significantly larger than our male-neutered feral cats, I'm inclined to suspect it's a female in heat due to the excessive caterwauling and following our male-neutered feral cats around,...

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This black & white cat came around today, hanging around our feral cats and caterwauling. It's fairly large and appears well fed, and it really wasn't interested in our cats' food. No ear tipping, so definitely not a registered feral cat, but still skittish of humans. Other than the fact that it's significantly larger than our male-neutered feral cats, I'm inclined to suspect it's a female in heat due to the excessive caterwauling and following our male-neutered feral cats around, but not trying to fight (but they have no idea what to do since they are both neutered!) If this is your cat, please let me know, otherwise we'll contact Treehouse to try and trap it before any more unwanted kittens are conceived.

37 hours ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Granite Person

Does anyone recommend a granite person with a shop near Ravenswood? Need to outfit a wet bar with a sink. Thank you in advance.

  • BettyR Northcenter

    We used A-American Custom Flooring (they sell granite too) several years ago, and were very happy with them.

    To give context, we chose A-American to install a granite countertop we bought from them in a second bathroom. The granite is beautiful and the installation went smoothly.

    Years later we hired...

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    We used A-American Custom Flooring (they sell granite too) several years ago, and were very happy with them.

    To give context, we chose A-American to install a granite countertop we bought from them in a second bathroom. The granite is beautiful and the installation went smoothly.

    Years later we hired a contractor to redo our main bathroom. We bought the granite from a place our contractor recommended (I can’t remember the name of the place-it was in the western suburbs), and our contractor installed it. The installation did not go as smoothly. There was some slight damage to the drywall that the contractor had to repair. Nothing major, but it showed us that A-American really knew their business.

    They have a location on Irving Park and Kedzie. http://www.aamericanflooring.com/aamerican/a-american-custom-flooring-locations

  • Jen Baron JBaron

    I second A-American! I have referred them to several clients and they always impress! They are top in their field. Many developers use them also. They also have a very nice selection of granites. And what is really fun is you can go to the warehouse and pick out the slab your granite comes from! But if you prefer quartz, they have plenty. Just west of Kenzie on the south side of Irving Park Rd.

4 days ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Gather’s Owners to Open Lincoln Square Sibling Next Week

...have more space to play with next week when The Warbler opens next door at 4535 N. Lincoln Avenue in the former Bad Dog Tavern/Mash space. Carter and owner David Breo have planned...

    Gather's Owners to Open Lincoln Square Sibling Next Week
    For the last five years, Gather chef/partner Ken Carter has waited for the opportunity to show Lincoln Square more of his skills, as he's made the most of his restaurant's tiny kitchen. He'll have more space to play with next week when The Warbler opens next door at 4535 N.
    https://chicago.eater.com

  • future alderman future alderman

    you're obviously joking-everyone knows the goose is the best!

  • Wild Goose is a top-5 LS pub, but they are not on the same level as The Rail, Gio's, The Daily, or Himmel's.

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What Does $1,300 Rent You In Lincoln Square, Today?

2201 West Eastwood Ave.

5062 N Wolcott Ave., #E3

4617 North Hamilton Ave.

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190 North State Street celebrates 100 years

    What Does $1,300 Rent You In Lincoln Square, Today?
    Curious just how far your dollar goes in Lincoln Square? We've rounded up the latest rental offerings via rental site Zumper to get a sense of what to expect when it comes to hunting down housing in this Chicago neighborhood if you don't want to spend more than $1,300 / month on rent.
    http://abc7chicago.com

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    Probably not a parking spot

Jan 10

Updated 38 hours ago

Morning Spin: One of Emanuel's harshest critics creates campaign fund for 2019 mayoral run

Troy LaRaviere, a former CPS principal and president of the Chicago Principals and Administrators Association, attends a town hall gathering on fair elections legislation at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1650 W. Foster Ave., on Nov. 15, 2017, in Chicago.

    Morning Spin: One of Emanuel's harshest critics creates campaign fund for 2019 mayoral run
    Welcome to Clout Street: Morning Spin, our weekday feature to catch you up with what's going on in government and politics from Chicago to Springfield. Subscribe here. Chicago principals association President Troy LaRaviere has filed the paperwork to launch a campaign to unseat Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2019.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    Chicagos mayor gets paid over 200k no matter what color he or she is.
    So if your concern is

    "The city is not composed of 90% white males, so most of the past mayors do not have a true understanding of what it's like *not* to be a white male...

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    Chicagos mayor gets paid over 200k no matter what color he or she is.
    So if your concern is

    "The city is not composed of 90% white males, so most of the past mayors do not have a true understanding of what it's like *not* to be a white male -- and therefore likely cannot represent many of the city's residents. "

    the city is not composed of 90% of people making over 200k a year so most of the past mayors do not have a true understanding of what its like not to bring home 200k a year and therefore cannot represent many of the citys residents either.

    You see where im going? Or must i spell it out?

  • future alderman future alderman

    anyone who needs the doj to tell them cops, as a whole, are racist is an arm-chair liberal

39 hours ago

Fly Through The Warbler, Lincoln Square’s Breezy New Spot From Gather

...are determined to restore the luster at the former Bad Dog Tavern/Mash space at 4535 N. Lincoln Avenue by giving the neighborhood another restaurant that locals can brag about...

    Fly Through The Warbler, Lincoln Square's Breezy New Spot From Gather
    When The Warbler debuts on Tuesday, it will be the third restaurant/bar to open in the same Lincoln Square space in the last decade. But unlike the last two endeavors which shared the same ownership, the new entry is backed by the crew behind Gather, the neighboring popular restaurant that opened in 2012.
    https://chicago.eater.com

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Jan 09

Updated 2 days ago

Suspicious Dept of Streets & Sanitation truck on Paulina @ Ainslie

Since at least mid-December the SE corner of Paulina at Ainslie has been taped off as a Tow Zone, supposedly by the Dept of Streets and Sanitation. However, no work nor workers have been spotted a single time. But I do have reason to believe that this is being abused...

The sign posted currently reads, “No Parking-Tow Zone 7a - 11pm through 1/30/18” yet more often than not a lone Dept of Streets & Sani truck is parked inside the...

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Since at least mid-December the SE corner of Paulina at Ainslie has been taped off as a Tow Zone, supposedly by the Dept of Streets and Sanitation. However, no work nor workers have been spotted a single time. But I do have reason to believe that this is being abused...

The sign posted currently reads, “No Parking-Tow Zone 7a - 11pm through 1/30/18” yet more often than not a lone Dept of Streets & Sani truck is parked inside the Tow Zone at all hours. There has also been a dark red minivan spotted parked there, also in the Tow Zone, also during the listed times. I’ve done a little Google sleuthing and have reason to believe that this is occurring directly in front of a house in which an employee of the Dept of Streets & Sani lives.

In my 15 years in this city I’ve never once seen street work being done in a residential neighborhood at 11pm...

This may all be coincidence, but with how difficult it is to park on this street and the city that we live in, I thought I’d stir the pot and see what was cooking.

Smells awfully fishy to me.

  • So I contacted the alderman's office and here was the responce:

    Thanks for your email. There is an active permit in the city's system for the Dept. of Water Management to repair a defective buffalo box in the parkway there at 4895 N. Paulina. They had an initial dig date...

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    So I contacted the alderman's office and here was the responce:

    Thanks for your email. There is an active permit in the city's system for the Dept. of Water Management to repair a defective buffalo box in the parkway there at 4895 N. Paulina. They had an initial dig date on the permit of 12/1 and then it was moved to 12/26. I know that DWM has been grappling with the number of leaks and frozen water services that popped up during the cold snap, and I suspect that this delayed them coming to perform this repair which isn't as critical as someone without water.

    Your neighbor's name is Erick Norton and he is the 47th Ward Superintendent. He coordinates garbage pickup, snow removal, and sanitation code enforcement here in the ward. He is one of 50 such superintendent's in the City of Chicago. I asked him about this and he reported that he was having low water pressure in his home and put a request in to have the city inspect. When they did, DWM found the defective buffalo box and put the item in the queue for repairs.

    I will reach out to DWM today to see if I can get a more concrete timetable. I will also see about having the signs taken down unless they plan to be there shortly.

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    PrinceRobot again. This still doesn't really seem right to me. I've followed up in terms of the time table and sent a few snaps just to prove my point. To be fair, since I started this thread dude has not been parking there. So maybe he's already paying attention?

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Jan 11

Updated 5 days ago

Weekly Update from Your Alderman – January 5, 2018

Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland

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Please visit the Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway, in the coming weeks to see the new public art that was recently installed in...

...of jackets, boots, blankets, and the like, please drop them off to Care For Real, 5339 N. Sheridan, to ensure they go to local families in need...

Black Button Eyes Productions opens “Nevermore – The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe” tonight at Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway, a musical tribute to the poet. Click here for more information and showtimes.

Our office has smoke detectors available for neighbors who do not have one in their home. Please stop by the 48th Ward Office, 5533 N. Broadway, Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm, to claim one. First come, first served.

Recycle your tree at Margate Park, 4921 N. Marine Drive., from Saturday, January 6, to Saturday, January 20. Click here for more details and other locations.

There will be opening celebrations for both of the works in 2018. “Hear I AM” will be dedicated on Saturday, January 15, at 1:30pm in the Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway, and “Ashland” will be dedicated on Saturday, April 21, at 10am at its location at Thorndale and Sheridan.

...are every 2nd Thursday of the month at the Latin School Uptown & Edgewater Community Space (4956 N. Sheridan) from 4-5:30 PM. If you have an outstanding student in mind, please encourage...

Join the Circuit Court of Cook County Elder Justice Center (CCEJC) for the following two (2) Senior Enrichment Seminars scheduled to be held from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. at the Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois in Courtroom 2005 on the dates indicated below:

1070 W. Granville Avenue

Gentile Arena, 6511 N. Sheridan

St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church, 5649 N. Sheridan

The Edgewater Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway, and the Bezazian Public Library, 1226 W. Ainslie St., offer a wide variety of programs and events each month.

The Edgewater Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway, and the Bezazian Public Library, 1226 W. Ainslie St., offer a wide variety of programs and events each month.

Chicago 2018 Point-In-Time Count of Homeless PersonsThe City of Chicago’s 2018 Homeless Count will take...

North Shore Baptist Church, 5244 N. Lakewood

Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St.

    Weekly Update from Your Alderman - January 5, 2018
    View this email in your browser Please visit the Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway, in the coming weeks to see the new public art that was recently installed in
    http://48thward.org

  • Can't wait! This should draw 3 or 4 additional people to your Facebook page. Which of your 5 pages will this be shared on?

  • Jeffrey Littleton Sheridan Park Neighbors Administrator

    Don't worry about it.

Hello, neighbor. This thread was closed due to violations of the EveryBlock community guidelines, which intend to keep discussions informative, friendly and respectful.

5 days ago

Lunchbreak: Chicken Katsu

4710 N. Ravenswood Ave.

    Lunchbreak: Chicken Katsu
    Chef Ian Davis Band of Bohemia 4710 N. Ravenswood Ave.
    http://wgntv.com

Jan 05

Updated 5 days ago

Salt Is No Substitute.....

.....for timely shoveling/plowing/snoblowing.

Hello Neighbors - I've owned my home for 22 years on Paulina between Montrose and Wilson. It seems, particularly over the past few years, the use of salt on the public sidewalks - not just by multi-unit buildings and businesses - but also by homeowners has increased dramatically. As the owner of a dog that I walk twice a day for 40 minutes each time, I'm finding it impossible to get through a walk without my dog...

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.....for timely shoveling/plowing/snoblowing.

Hello Neighbors - I've owned my home for 22 years on Paulina between Montrose and Wilson. It seems, particularly over the past few years, the use of salt on the public sidewalks - not just by multi-unit buildings and businesses - but also by homeowners has increased dramatically. As the owner of a dog that I walk twice a day for 40 minutes each time, I'm finding it impossible to get through a walk without my dog coming up lame from salt burns on his paw pads at least 6 times each walk - sometimes even more. Don't get me wrong, salt can be useful on those rare occasions when we have a glaze ice situation or when melting snow suddenly re-freezes. But to simply throw down piles of salt to avoid shoveling or - for whatever reason - throwing it down after shoveling, just doesn't make sense or is just a sign of laziness. As an example, after the last snow event, not a single grain of salt was used by the homeowners on the north half of the block, and yet the sidewalks have been and continue to be perfectly clear following conscientious shoveling or snowblowing by my neighbors. In fact, our sidewalks are actually clearer than many of the sidewalks where we have to dodge the piles of salt that remain day after day after application. In fact, with plunging temps so often coming immediately after snow events, as most people know, salt dramatically loses its effectiveness - yet it lingers on sidewalks for weeks.

Some might say "can't the dogs just wear those booties"? No. While some dogs will tolerate them the majority of dogs refuse to wear them and just push them off their paws.

I ask that homeowners - as well as tenants/condo owners, please ask your snow removal service or superintendent - to seriously limit the use of salt to those situations where it is genuinely needed and is actually effective. And please, do not throw it down just to avoid actually removing snow.

Thank for listening.

  • Here we go again!

  • I've lived here for15 years and I always shovel in a timely manner after even the smallest amount of snow. Other posters are correct: There isn't anything I can do about snow that drifts and melts overnight and creates an ice skating rink on the front concrete. I do have...

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    I've lived here for15 years and I always shovel in a timely manner after even the smallest amount of snow. Other posters are correct: There isn't anything I can do about snow that drifts and melts overnight and creates an ice skating rink on the front concrete. I do have a dog and do spent the extra on the expensive pet safe salt because leaving the ice on my front parkway so my elderly neighbors, my mail person, and any other passersby fall and break something isn't an option. Do you know what is an option? Twice daily trips to the Foster Beach Dog Park.

    I agree that calling 311 to report those who don't shovel is import. What you're asking is just entitled whining.

6 days ago

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