33 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Kitchen Redo

We are looking for someone to help us design and remodel our condo kitchen in Roscoe Village. Thanks

  • Shannon Johnston (local RV resident) is also fantastic. Let me know if you'd like her contact info.

  • Tom Greensfelder Graphic designer, paper model collector

    I can recommend Malcolm Edgerton, architect. He's done many jobs for myself and my friends including kitchen remodeling.

    malcolmedgerton@gmail.com

    (773) 325-9696

3 hours ago

Tuxedo Cat Missing

HELP! Lost family cat - super sweet Tuxedo Cat last seen on Wed 3.24 in Mayfair. Believe he may have "gone back home" to our old house on Warner between Kimball and Kedzie. If you see him - please message me right away! THANKS!!

27 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

microwave repair, or 36" over-the-range option?

Our 36-inch mirowave / hood combo died. All of the new over-the-range models are only 30 inches wide, so I'm thinking about having ours repaired. Any recommendations? What do people do about the extra space?

  • Thanks, Maria. I meant the extra 6 inches of gap. Definitely want another microwave up there

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Call ABT, and ask if they have a 36" microwave

5 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Car window broken on Seminary near Dakin

Our back car window was broken out on Seminary just two cars north of Dakin. We just moved here this weekend =( Nothing of value in the old 04 car...glove box was rustled for papers...Just fyi.

  • Patricia 25 Year Lakeview Resident

    Sorry you had such an unfortunate first impression. Hope things get better and thanks for the fyi.

  • Thanks...I am hoping this is not common in this area and just an isolated incident. My boyfriend just cleaned his car out after the move Monday and is sure there was nothing of value there. Very odd why this would be the target.

  • I live at 1061 w Dakin, I park on that same back street, about 3 years ago my car was broken into as well but I had stupidly left my iPod and gps sitting in my car in plain site, other than that , that is only negative thing I have encountered in my 5 years on that st

Mar 21

Updated 5 hours ago

Does anyone know if neighbors construction workers are allowed on neighbors property?

Would anyone definitely know if a neighbors construction workers are allowed on a neighbors property without permission? Or how to handle?

  • Well I caught a worker trespassing again today. The owner was here and I told him about the damages that were done and to stop having people trespassing . He acted absolutely horrible. I had to call the police. The developer told the police he knew the alderman and also...

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    Well I caught a worker trespassing again today. The owner was here and I told him about the damages that were done and to stop having people trespassing . He acted absolutely horrible. I had to call the police. The developer told the police he knew the alderman and also gave a name of a policeman. He lied and said the workers had offered to cover my building and by permit he had a right to get on my property. He lied that I gave permission to be on my roof. He even said a foot of my property was his. He lied and he lied. How could someone lie so much. I was so upset. The police office said I was shouting and was going to leave. I said I would call for a supervisor to come.The developer was using his phone to film and record me when I was inside my gate on my porch. Now the developer says he'll fix my fence and my gutter and in the future let me know if they need to do anything else.

  • I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for him to keep his promises, but think about installing security cameras. They don't even have to be operational, just their presence might make him think twice about trespassing. But if you decide that you want a video system, Costco sells them online for $300 (Q-see), I've had mine for a year. You can even monitor the cameras through their website at no monthly charge.

    http://www.costco.com/Q-See-4-Channel-HD-720p-Security-System-with-1TB-HDD-and-4-720p-Cameras.product.100151663.html

5 hours ago

Gunshots lastnight? Near Clark / Halsted

Did anyone hear approximately 5 gun shots last night at 12:58 AM? I'm near Wellington / Clark or Clark / Halsted. I'm not quick to yell gun shots, but it sounded incredibly similar. Can anyone confirm this? Hopefully it was just fireworks

Thanks,

6 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

City Sticker Renewal Form

Has anyone else out there missed their new city sticker renewal form as should be sent out by the city according to the new personalized expiration schedule? I'm regretting not putting the renewal in my calendar. Just got a $200 ticket and the online renewal form is not cooperating. Ugh.

  • City is slick I opted for 6 month renewal last time. When I realized it expired it was too late I had to pay a late fee. In small print on the six month receipt it stated they would not send renewal notices. GOTCHA. after 30 + years of buying on time I got shafted. I now I see city has over 1 billion dollars in outstanding tickets. WTF!!!

  • Yes! Me, too. Opted for the 8 month vs. 20 month. Grrrr! $60 late fee for the sticker, too.

17 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Donating House Paint Samples?

Does anyone have any suggestions for places to donate small paint samples? My good friend "google" doesn't have many suggestions locally so any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!

  • DePaul's Theater School for frequent set design changes. You can also get a tax deduction letter from them.

  • Robert Rohdenburg Activist Citizen

    Here is one place that can accept such a donation : SEE Web site for a complete list of supplies that they accept and do not accept, (full list exceeds EveryBlock word limit).:
    FROM:http://wasteshed.tumblr.com/materials
    The WasteShed Chicago
    The WasteShed is a new creative reuse center for Chicago. We collect reusable...

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    Here is one place that can accept such a donation : SEE Web site for a complete list of supplies that they accept and do not accept, (full list exceeds EveryBlock word limit).:
    FROM:http://wasteshed.tumblr.com/materials
    The WasteShed Chicago
    The WasteShed is a new creative reuse center for Chicago. We collect reusable art and school materials that would otherwise be thrown away, and make them available to teachers, artists and anyone else who needs them, at low cost.

    914 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

    The WasteShed Facebook
    Contact
    Email: info@thewasteshed.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/WasteShed
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wasteshed

    Donate Materials
    The WasteShed Call for Donations 9/5/14
    The WasteShed is accepting material donations! We are located at 914 N California in Humboldt Park.

    Here’s how it works:

    All donations are subject to staff approval on site, so please bear with us. If you have any questions, please email info@thewasteshed.com. We appreciate well-organized donations.
    We accept the following (clean and in usable condition):
    Art supplies:
    -Paint (except house paint and spraypaint), dyes, brushes, ink, stencils, chalk, pastels, glue, art tools, drawing utensils.
    Craft supplies:
    Materials we do not accept:
    •Spray paint
    •House paint

    info@thewasteshed.com

32 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Who do you love as a hair stylist?

Josh @ XO Studios at 3428 Broadway

9 hours ago

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2 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Looking for a reputable eBay seller

Does anyone know of a reputable eBay seller (individual or business) that would sell some things for me and take a cut? In the city preferred. I haven't been successful finding a reputable business online.

  • L

    The valets won't sell china, unfortunately, and that's what I have. Some of the individual pieces sell for over $100. Willie, send me a PM and give me a link to your online store.

  • Neighborly1~ Would rather be outside right now.

    L, I have experience selling on eBay. Pls email me on EB. Thanks.

11 hours ago

44 hours ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Advice wanted on tips for movers

I'm having movers handle the heavy stuff for the first time in my life and I was curious as to what is typical in terms of tipping. How much do you guys usually give?

I'm planning on having a plenty of Gatorade and bottled water on hand and also a case of beer (no beer until the job is done, though), but I'm sure that some cash would be in order.

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I'm having movers handle the heavy stuff for the first time in my life and I was curious as to what is typical in terms of tipping. How much do you guys usually give?

I'm planning on having a plenty of Gatorade and bottled water on hand and also a case of beer (no beer until the job is done, though), but I'm sure that some cash would be in order.

I have a one-bedroom apartment and while I'm not a pack rat, it has a closet in every room and they were all full, so...lots of boxes. The mattress is probably the heaviest thing, though I have lots of books, so these guys do have their work cut out for them.

  • Twenty-five bucks per mover plus water. Plus a recommendation on Yelp if they do a good job.

  • Fuarain CTA rider, walker, animal person

    $25 per person is probably fair. If it were 90 degrees out with 80% humidity, I'd recommend upping it another $10 to $15.

Mar 24

Updated 19 hours ago

Video of 36th Ward Aldemanic Candidate Forum, held on Monday 3/23

36th WARD, Monday 3/23,Debate between candidates to be Alderman in Chicago's 36th Ward. The debate was organized by the Bel-Montclare Community Organization. The candidates are Gilbert Villegas and Omar Aquino. The moderator is Alonso Zaragoza.
VIDEO of the forum is at:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRc0m-XOfm0

Mar 08

Updated 20 hours ago

Mayoral and Aldermanic Debates/Forums Before 4/7 Run-Off Election

MAYORAL:
Monday 3/16 6-7pm/Location TBD, Televised Mayoral Debate, NBC-5/Telemundo, co-sponsors are: University of Chicago's Institute of Politics and Harris School of Public Policy. NOTE: The debate is not listed yet on the Telemundo Chicago Schedule as being either broadcast live or delayed broadcast, or if in English or Spanish language.

DATE NOW SET: Thursday 3/26 Fox-32 Televised Mayoral Debate, Time/Location TBD, Time should be on the schedule/known next week

Sunday, 3/29 3pm, Purcell Hall, 4300 West Washington Blvd. ,Sponsored by...

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MAYORAL:
Monday 3/16 6-7pm/Location TBD, Televised Mayoral Debate, NBC-5/Telemundo, co-sponsors are: University of Chicago's Institute of Politics and Harris School of Public Policy. NOTE: The debate is not listed yet on the Telemundo Chicago Schedule as being either broadcast live or delayed broadcast, or if in English or Spanish language.

DATE NOW SET: Thursday 3/26 Fox-32 Televised Mayoral Debate, Time/Location TBD, Time should be on the schedule/known next week

Sunday, 3/29 3pm, Purcell Hall, 4300 West Washington Blvd. ,Sponsored by West Side NAACP
, Likely to be posted on CAN-TV

Tuesday 3/31 7-8pm Televised Mayoral Debate, WTTW/Chicago Tonight, Location likely WTTW Studio

ALDERMANIC:
2nd WARD: Wednesday 3/11 7-8pm WTTW/Chicago Tonight Forum, may be an extended segment rather than the entire program.

2nd WARD: Tuesday 3/24, 7-8:15pm, Columbus Elementary School,1003 N. Leavitt St, Greg Hinz, political editor from Crain's and Hal Dardick, a City Hall reporter from the Tribune will be moderating the 75-minute forum, which is co-sponsored by the Ukrainian Village Neighborhood Association, the East Village Association and the Wicker Park Committee.

29th WARD: Thursday 3/26, 6pm, Sankofa Cultural Arts & Business Center,5820 W. Chicago Ave., Sponsored by West Side NAACP, Likely to be posted on CAN-TV

24th WARD: Tuesday 3/31, 6pm, Roswell B. Mason Math And Science Academy, 1830 S. Keeler Ave., Sponsored by West Side NAACP,Likely to be posted on CAN-TV

37th WARD: Thursday 4/2,6pm Amberg Hall, Bethel New Life, 1140 N. Lamon Ave.,Sponsored by West Side Sponsored by West Side NAACP, Likely to be posted on CAN-TV

For NAACP sponsored forums RSVP: please email westsidenaacp@gmail.com including your name, contact number, and email

The above first list is as of 3/8/15. I plan to update it as get more information.

2 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Seeking a good carpet cleaner

Does anyone have a recommendation for a good carpet cleaner in the Lakeview area? Thank you!

3 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Wellington and Mildred resident's

Stop being such cry babies about the ambulances and now fire trucks parking on Wellington in front of Illionis Masonic Hospital. You don't own the street and if you got a life and stopped staring out your window, you wouldn't even know they were there.
The good people of the neighborhood are tired of listening to you whine. What, did you buy your house in the middle of the night and not notice the huge hospital?
Shut up already!

  • Ann in Lakeview 30+ years in Lakeview

    The same people who have the nerve to complain, will be the exact people who are thankfully they live so close to a good hospital when they have a emergency.

  • I lived across the street from the old Copley Hospital in Aurora many years ago. They were great neighbors and we enjoyed the 24/7 security that was present.

    I remember one Halloween when we had "spook house" in our front yard, the security guy stopped & used his spot light...

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    I lived across the street from the old Copley Hospital in Aurora many years ago. They were great neighbors and we enjoyed the 24/7 security that was present.

    I remember one Halloween when we had "spook house" in our front yard, the security guy stopped & used his spot light to see what was going on during his rounds. If it was prowlers, up to no good, I'm sure he would have called it in....and of course the spot light would have chased the bad guys away.

    This hospital was also a trauma center, and we would have helicopters land every now and then. We thought it was cool.

3 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

46th Ward Debates, Including 2 Televised ones, Viewing Parties Planned

MORE: 46th Ward Debates, including 2 televised ones!:
FROM:http://www.uptownupdate.com/2015/03/aldermanic-forums-yes-indeed-live-and.html
Saturday, March 28, 2015

Aldermanic Forums? Yes, Indeed! Live and Televised

If you're still on the fence about who to vote for in the 46th Ward aldermanic run-off, or if you just want to root for your candidate, there are several 46th Ward forums before Tuesday, April 7th.

•On Saturday, March 28, at 2pm, the League of Women Voters Chicago is sponsoring a forum between Ald. James Cappleman and challenger Amy...

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MORE: 46th Ward Debates, including 2 televised ones!:
FROM:http://www.uptownupdate.com/2015/03/aldermanic-forums-yes-indeed-live-and.html
Saturday, March 28, 2015

Aldermanic Forums? Yes, Indeed! Live and Televised

If you're still on the fence about who to vote for in the 46th Ward aldermanic run-off, or if you just want to root for your candidate, there are several 46th Ward forums before Tuesday, April 7th.

•On Saturday, March 28, at 2pm, the League of Women Voters Chicago is sponsoring a forum between Ald. James Cappleman and challenger Amy Crawford at Preston Bradley Center, 941 West Lawrence (aka the People's Church).
•On Wednesday, April 1, there will be the first of two televised debates between the two candidates, and Buena Park Neighbors will be holding viewing parties for them both at Buena Beach Bar & Grill, in the Imperial Towers building at 4250 North Marine. There will be light refreshments, and food and drink specials. The televised debate will be on WTTW's Chicago Tonight program, from 7pm-8pm (doors open at 6pm).
•On Friday, April 3, Buena Beach Bar & Grill will once again open its doors at 6pm for a viewing party. This time the debate will be on CLTV's Politics Tonight, from 6:30pm-7pm.

UU Note: The East Lakeview Neighbors live debate originally scheduled at Temple Sholom has been cancelled, and the original times for the televised debates have been corrected. Please note the correct information above. We apologize for the earlier, inaccurate information.

2 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

Neighbor's Dog Waste - Concerned about flies this summer...

At the risk of sounding like an annoying neighbor I could use some advice.
Moved into the neighborhood last August, and since then I've noticed that my next door neighbor allows his 3 dogs to defecate in his back yard (which I have no problem with.... it is his yard). The issue is that he never cleans up. About once a month his landscapers come by and rake up some of the feces, but a lot just gets pushed to...

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At the risk of sounding like an annoying neighbor I could use some advice.
Moved into the neighborhood last August, and since then I've noticed that my next door neighbor allows his 3 dogs to defecate in his back yard (which I have no problem with.... it is his yard). The issue is that he never cleans up. About once a month his landscapers come by and rake up some of the feces, but a lot just gets pushed to the fence line.

This ends up breeding TONS of flies in the warmer months. I put out traps when I moved in last summer, but they stink terrible themselves, and only somewhat help.

It's made being in my yard or on my deck absolutely terrible in the summer months. Hundreds and hundreds of flies are buzzing around the yards and the bites are terrible!
I plan on talking to my neighbor as it gets warmer, but wanted to know if there is any ordinance or law regarding waste in a yard.
I thought about pesticides, but with a newborn in my household and his animals on his yard, I'd hate to use it on my property and risk any adverse effects...

I plan on building a bigger, non-chain link fence in a year or two; but its just not in the budget this summer... And it wont really help with the flies anyways.

Thoughts?

  • Fly strips are non chemical. I hang one in my kitchen because I leave my back doors open, weather permitting, for my dogs. Hang a couple on your porch.

  • bananakiki neighbor

    Write a nice note asking them to pick it up and attach it somewhere obvious. Not only flies and rats but the smell of it will intoxicate you when it hits about 85 this summer.

    Also if you call your alderman, they will send the sanitation/health dept. over there and fine them. You can also take a photo and file a complain using the phone app: ChiWorks. You'll need their exact address.

Mar 12

Updated 32 hours ago

Commercial Construction at Elston & Kedzie

Does anyone know what is going in at the former paint store under construction at Elston & Kedzie?

  • AC

    Not sure, but they are making a huge mess with the Styrofoam. They were sanding it down earlier this week and it looked like a blizzard was rolling through. There are pieces of it almost to Grace.

  • I was by there this morning and it's going to be.....wait for it......another mattress store! I guess you can never have too many mattresses.

2 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

Seeking: Church rummage sales

If anyone knows of church rummages this spring and summer in Lakeview and Lincoln Park, can you post? I am aware of Francis Parker and St. Pauls.

  • Saint Andrew's annual Children's Garage Sale is Sat. April 18th in their gym at Paulina & Addison.

  • p.k

    I don't know of any other church rummage sales in that area but Quest Theater has a rummage sale around the end of June I believe. Also the Old Town Triangle Assoc. puts on a neighborhood garage sale one weekend in the summer. Lots of people will have garage sales memorial day weekend I'm sure. You can easily find listing online or just looking for signs on the street. St. Paul's rummage sale is in September.

33 hours ago

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2 days ago

Updated 33 hours ago

Lost Wedding Rings

Please help me find my lost rings. The wedding band is rose gold with diamonds all the way around, the second band is plain gold. The engagement ring is platinum with a circle cut center stone and a halo of diamonds and diamonds on the band as well.

I really want these items back as they are very sentimental to me. There will be a reward and no questions asked if returned.

  • Not sure when you lost these, but I feel like a few days back or is it over a week someone had posted something about finding some ring. Maybe look back and see if that could be yours?

6 days ago

Updated 45 hours ago

Two lost dogs found

Two lost dogs were founds near the Starbucks off of Roscoe and leavitt. One big brindle mastiff mix and one large white doodle. They are safe with me

2 days ago

Lost Keys!

Hi there, I lost my keys somewhere on Addison between Damen and Roscoe st. The keys are attached to a green lanyard with a maroon butterfly keychain. Please reply back if found!

Feb 08

Updated 2 days ago

Found ring

I found a ring on the sidewalk on Pine Grove north of West Sheridan on the east side of the street in front of an apartment building. It's silver with a stone in the center. Please post if you lost a ring.

  • Hi,

    I lost my rings last October so this is a long shot but just wondering if the ring you found is a round cut, halo set engagement ring? If you have an email address I can send you a picture.

    Let me know, thanks!!

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Missing Pitbull Puppy

Lost since Saturday March 15th. Was last seen getting picked up in a blackish /brownish jeep Cherokee with a large amount of youngsters around Richmond and cullom , bertue and Albany. Possibly seen walking with a white male on Warner and Kedzie. My dog is a blue pitbull mixed with American bull dog medium sized , white chest , white line on forehead, cropped ears, missing a back toe, blue eyes and just turned 6months. If you know anything please text or call 773-940-5339 (773-841-7051) He has a family that misses him a lot!

Jan 18

Updated 2 days ago

Ring Found, Roscoe Village

Ring found, 1/17 PM in alley off of Roscoe and Seeley. Please provide description and picture to claim.

  • There was a post a couple/few weeks back about a missing ring! I'll try to search for it. Hope it gets to its owner!

  • L

    There was also a post on reddit Chicago a few days ago from a woman who lost her engagement ring.

  • Hi - is it a round cut, halo set engagement ring by any chance? I am not sure how to post a picture here but I can email you one if you think it might be a match?

    Thanks!

Aug 10

Updated 2 days ago

Updated info on Red Light Camera possible defense

A couple of people have emailed me about a post I made on EB a while ago about getting a red light camera ticket dismissed based on the fact the "MAKE" of the vehicle is listed as "OTHR" on the ticket, even though from the photo of the violation you can readily tell the "MAKE." The municipal code I cited in that old post seems to be different than where the rule is now, so I wanted to update the...

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A couple of people have emailed me about a post I made on EB a while ago about getting a red light camera ticket dismissed based on the fact the "MAKE" of the vehicle is listed as "OTHR" on the ticket, even though from the photo of the violation you can readily tell the "MAKE." The municipal code I cited in that old post seems to be different than where the rule is now, so I wanted to update the information.

Municipal Code 90-100-030 (b) (in part):
"The issuer of the notice shall specify on the notice his identification number, the particular parking or compliance ordinance allegedly violated, THE MAKE (my emphasis) and state registration number of the cited vehicle, and the place, date, time and nature of the alleged violation and shall certify the correctness of the specified information by signing his name as provided in Section 11-208.3 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, as amended."

Illinois Code 625 ILCS5/11208.3 (2) (in part):
"With regard to automated speed enforcement system or automated traffic law violations, VEHICLE MAKE (my emphasis) shall be specified on the automated speed enforcement system or automated traffic law violation notice if the make is available and readily discernible."

If you can discern the MAKE from the photo, you can try this defense. It worked for me, because in law, ALL of the "elements" (requirements) of an ordinance must be true to find the person guilty of the infraction.

When I went to the hearing, I printed out copies of the ordinance and state law, and made sure I had my vehicle registration with me, and that you could tell the MAKE by the photo. It worked and my ticket was dismissed. I have no idea what might happen if you mail this in. Maybe someone is willing to try it and see what happens.

BTW, I am not a lawyer, and this is not legal advice, just a neighbor passing on some info.
Good luck!

  • Carol: I AM still reading here!
    I don' know - I contested in person. When I argued the timing part, and the wet and recently snowed part, it didn't move the administrative "judge" but then I told him, wait, I have another defense, and argued the Municipal Code defense (of...

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    Carol: I AM still reading here!
    I don' know - I contested in person. When I argued the timing part, and the wet and recently snowed part, it didn't move the administrative "judge" but then I told him, wait, I have another defense, and argued the Municipal Code defense (of Make is listed as OTHR and you can clearly see the Make of the car in the photo, plus the Secretary of State has the Make of my car in their records) he left me off.

    stephc27 cites the codes. You can goggle these and should get to the places in the code where that is, and print it out.

    Sorry, stephc27, that it didn't work for you. I read recently in the paper that a lawyer is doing a class action suit to challenge the red light tickets, and one of the arguments seems to be not having the Make on the ticket in violation of the ordinance.

    Here's the report on CLTV with text. http://cltv.com/2015/03/24/new-lawsuit-challenges-chicagos-speed-and-red-light-cameras/

    Carol, one thing, you may as well try the defense, because if it flys, then you get out of it, if not, at least you tried. I shared it here hoping more people could defend themselves against these computerized cops.

  • Beeb, thanks so much. It's always worth contesting, even if you lose! And the "Make" idea was a great tip. The codes are very clear. The ticket should be dismissed, but they are just ignoring that. Would really like to to join that lawsuit!

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5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Lost black and white cat

Mila got out of her home on Lakewood between Diversey and Wolfram in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago on Saturday, September 6, 2014, and she is still missing.

Mila is a 3 year-old black-and-white cat with green-yellow eyes. Her back is black while her belly, chest and paws are white. She has black around her eyes and a little black button nose. Mila is micro-chipped and was wearing a black-and-white collar with her name and our number on it. The collar has no tags or bells attached.

See more photos of Mila: danielleg.com/mila

REWARD: $1,000

  • G.

    I'm always keeping my eye out for her. I hope she is safe with a family and you find her soon.

  • I was out walking my dog and saw a black and white cat with a collar, but I wasn't able to approach the cat because of my dog. I'm not 100% that it was Mila, but it looked enough alike her for me to write. This happened around 12:00pm today,...

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    I was out walking my dog and saw a black and white cat with a collar, but I wasn't able to approach the cat because of my dog. I'm not 100% that it was Mila, but it looked enough alike her for me to write. This happened around 12:00pm today, Saturday March 28th. This cat was in the alley behind 856 W Wolfram and ran into the yard behind/adjacent to this building. (I did go back outside after putting my dog in but didn't see it. I couldn't enter the person's yard.) I hope this helps!

  • Thanks JAdiversey. There is a cat that looks a lot like Mila living in the 800 block of Wolfram. That cat wears a collar with a bell or tag hanging from it. Mila also has a collar but it's black and white, and didn't haven anything dangling from it.

2 days ago

Waguespack speaks about Fioretti

this was in my inbox this morning:

From Citizens for Waguespack

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ald. Waguespack: Garcia has the right priorities to fix City’s finances

CHICAGO (March 29, 2015) -- The following is a statement from Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd) in response to the news that Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd) has endorsed Rahm Emanuel.

“Ald. Fioretti and I have been friends and colleagues for many years, and we have stood up together against the Emanuel administration’s bad choices, wrong priorities...

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this was in my inbox this morning:

From Citizens for Waguespack

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ald. Waguespack: Garcia has the right priorities to fix City’s finances

CHICAGO (March 29, 2015) -- The following is a statement from Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd) in response to the news that Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd) has endorsed Rahm Emanuel.

“Ald. Fioretti and I have been friends and colleagues for many years, and we have stood up together against the Emanuel administration’s bad choices, wrong priorities and broken promises. And, together, we have voted against the last three irresponsible Emanuel administration budgets.

“Ald. Fioretti knows, as I do, that Mayor Emanuel’s approach to the City’s finances has been an unmitigated disaster. He's said it himself on many occasions.

“I’m going strong for Chuy Garcia, and many of Bob's supporters are too. Mayor Emanuel is the one who got our city even deeper into this fiscal mess. Chuy has the right priorities. He can be the one to guide us out.”

Mar 15

Updated 2 days ago

Why didn't you tell me.......???

that Pompei, the pizza/italian restaurant, reopened on Sheffield and Wellington??? The only excuse I'll accept is that you didn't know either.

I'm wondering if they are affiliated with the original Taylor St. Pompei, or if this is another franchise deal.

  • G.

    Was surprised when I a saw the signage showing they were coming back. It's great to have them back. I don't eat there often, but the quality it good and service fast. I'm sure the Masonic crowd keeps them busy.

  • yoohoo Northcenter resident for 20+ years

    Well, I was finally able to give the "new" Pompei a try this weekend. I do admit it was not quite the same as the Pompei on Taylor St. It seemed very sterile. Also, the electronic menu boards through me off for a minute. I ordered a stuffed slice of...

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    Well, I was finally able to give the "new" Pompei a try this weekend. I do admit it was not quite the same as the Pompei on Taylor St. It seemed very sterile. Also, the electronic menu boards through me off for a minute. I ordered a stuffed slice of sausage and ricotta, something I haven't had in years. It was good, but the crust seemed different. Doughier maybe. It wasn't bad, just different.

    Now, let me tell you about something AMAZING about the "new" Pompei. They have a special dessert section. My son and I shared a Belgium waffle with Nutella, powdered sugar, and whipped cream. This is NOT for someone who is counting your calories, but if you want a dessert that will knock your socks off, please, try one of their waffles. Frickin GLORIOUS!!!

    Okay, I'm done playing food critic. I would recommend the "new" Pompei, especially, their desserts. :)

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Permit question

We are in the process of buying a new duplex in Lake View (yay!) and once everything is finalized will need/want to do some work on the unit including updating the kitchen and maybe some work on the above garage deck. I know a lot of the work will require city permits. Does anyone have advice on navigating those waters? We've only rented till now so I have no idea what we are getting into. Also any suggestions for designers and/or contractors is greatly appreciated! TIA!!!

  • d3 NOH

    The building department in this city is so corrupt it's amazing. Pay an expeditor or it's 3+ months. Total corruption, still continuing under Rahm.

  • Dusanmann Commercial construction vendor,broker,biz investor

    Jon above describe it just perfect. Be sure to hire someone who is known in the business and have good recommendation. Lot of people just looking for the cheapest price. Never go with the cheapest proposal. This is the project you live with. I do commercial only but I can definitely recommend some good remodelers.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Lost dog

Last night, we lost our black shih tzu (Saturday March 28) on the 4200 Kedzie block. He was wearing a blue sweater and had been recently groomed. If anyone has any information, please call 773-814-7474, as our family is anxiously awaiting any good news. He is microchipped.

Mar 23

Updated 2 days ago

Tour Ravenswood Elementary School

Ravenswood Elementary School has added tour dates to its regular schedule to accommodate CPS’ lottery acceptance announcements. Tours will be offered at 9 a.m. on:

Tuesday, March 24
Tuesday, March 31
Tuesday, April 14
Tuesday, May 12
Tuesday, June 9

Tours are led by Ravenswood parents knowledgeable about the school curriculum and activities. Visitors have the opportunity to see facilities, observe classrooms in action, ask questions and experience our school community firsthand. After the tour, the principal or assistant principal...

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Ravenswood Elementary School has added tour dates to its regular schedule to accommodate CPS’ lottery acceptance announcements. Tours will be offered at 9 a.m. on:

Tuesday, March 24
Tuesday, March 31
Tuesday, April 14
Tuesday, May 12
Tuesday, June 9

Tours are led by Ravenswood parents knowledgeable about the school curriculum and activities. Visitors have the opportunity to see facilities, observe classrooms in action, ask questions and experience our school community firsthand. After the tour, the principal or assistant principal will join the group for an open question-and-answer session.

Reservations are not necessary. To join the tour, enter the school through the main (center) entry doors on Paulina Street. Sign in at the security desk and proceed down the hall to Multi-Purpose Room.

  • SBloom architect, 26 years north side

    Another tour offered this Tuesday Morning!

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Garage wanted

My husband and I are looking to rent a garage space close to the Avondale area. Is anyone renting theirs?

  • We might have a spot. What area are you looking at? What sort of price were you expecting and when would the car be there?

3 days ago

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