3 days ago

Updated 13 min 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.

  • HarleyGrrl Why YES! People actually DO live on Clark St!

    as I still have laminate and looking to switch - why Quartz over Granite?

  • Jen Baron JBaron

    HarleyGrrl- Quartz is a manufactured product made from stone but unlike stone or Granite counters, Quartz is basically maintenance free, meaning no sealing is needed, because it is not porous like Granite. Granite needs to be "sealed" on a regular basis. As well Quartz is nearly indestructible! Whereas Granite can...

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    HarleyGrrl- Quartz is a manufactured product made from stone but unlike stone or Granite counters, Quartz is basically maintenance free, meaning no sealing is needed, because it is not porous like Granite. Granite needs to be "sealed" on a regular basis. As well Quartz is nearly indestructible! Whereas Granite can chip or crack. But cost is now very different in that Granite is now less expensive, Quartz can be pricey! Ultimately, I think it comes down to taste also, as many may say that Granite is still more beautiful as it is truly real stone from the earth, whereas Quartz is manufactured. I've seen gorgeous Quartz but some, to me, looks manufactured! And sealing is really no big deal, you just have to make time! Sealing is a clear liquid you wipe on, dries pretty quick and you're done. If you go to a place like A-American you can quickly see the difference ;) Hope I helped!

18 hours ago

Updated 24 min ago

Indoor Basketball?

Anyone have any leads on access to an indoor basketball court in Edgewater or Rogers Park? I tried the Broadway Armory, but access is limited to Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30pm-9pm...even as a member of the park. Having a membership to a public park paid for with our tax dollars is already a questionable practice...let alone the public not having access to a public park. I went in there hoping to have a morning shoot around. Totally empty, yet I wasn't allowed to shoot around. Anyway, I don't mean for this be a rant...just kinda rubbed me the wrong way. Just looking for some indoor basketball recommendations!

Thanks!

  • Might wanna try Loyola park field house at Greenleaf and Sheridan. I know they do adult leagues, not sure if they have open court time.

  • Margate Park, 4921 Marine Dr. has basketball but it is located in Uptown.

  • I'd be interested in local options, too.

2 days ago

Updated 39 min ago

BEWARE!! Coyote sighting ON 1.17.2018

I witnessed a coyote walk east on the south side of Hollywood, cross the street to the north side, and walk the sidewalk West towards Clark.. 911 was called.

  • HarleyGrrl Why YES! People actually DO live on Clark St!

    saw one on a mission heading west on Balmoral across Clark St. I was walking my 10lb dog and the coyote didn't even give us a nod - which was fine with me. I hope they feast on the rats - and considering the bunny overpopulation occurring west of Ashland - bon appetite!

  • Wazzup not available

    not the bunnies! OMG

25 hours ago

Updated 49 min ago

Pick up after your dogs!

I live in a building on the 4400 block of Wolcott that doesn’t allow dogs. But someone has been letting their dog poop in front of our building all winter and not picking it up.

Remember the guy who walks his dog off leash and physically threatens anyone who calls him on it? It’s him. And now he has another dog. And he still walks the first one off leash. He lives two buildings south.

I don’t think I have much recourse in this, but it’s really starting to tick me off. If anyone knows that guy (vet, young, bushy beard, reddish hair) tell him we’re watching and recording.

  • LisaMV from L.Sq to North Center

    That's sucks and I don't know how to solve it. We have a dog, and clean up after him all the time, every where. Unfortunately, people leave their dogs' mess in front of our house too, and then it looks like we're lazy.

  • There's a#*holes like him everywhere. Regarding the poop the most the police will do is ticket him. Of course if he threatens you have him locked up. Either one will require you to go to court. Or you could be sneaky & put samples of his dog poop on his...

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    There's a#*holes like him everywhere. Regarding the poop the most the police will do is ticket him. Of course if he threatens you have him locked up. Either one will require you to go to court. Or you could be sneaky & put samples of his dog poop on his car door handles. At least you'll get some satisfaction there.
    I hope his dogs look healthy and cared for at least. I have / love dogs and would prefer to see all dogs in a good home even if the owner is lazy about picking up the poop.

2 days ago

Updated 1 hour 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.

4 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Looking to rent ASAP

We are looking to rent a condo by owner or apt closer to downtown. 2 br, 1.5 bath & we have a medium size dog., need to move soon as our lease in Edgewater is up end of Feb.. any ideas? Thanks

  • I am a realtor, and can set up an mls search for you if you want. Email me Tedi@atproperties.com telling me what you want and where, and I can send you results to your email.

  • HarleyGrrl Why YES! People actually DO live on Clark St!

    I have something in Andersonville that will be ready- but I don't think that is closer to downtown than you already are

11 hours ago

Supposed gun shots heard around Sunnyside and Sheridan

Stepped out and heard a large bang and hood got flooded with cops ansking if I saw anyone running.

Jan 16

Updated 13 hours ago

homeless camp

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

  • future alderman future alderman

    AAP-not sure why you call these reasons "excuses"-these all sound like valid REASONS
    Bubbles-I feel MUCH safer walking past the homeless people sleeping under viaducts than i do walking down Wilson hoping i don't get shot on my way from Clark to Broadway. And I've seen no viaduct camps anywhere in front of anyone else's home, not in ravenswood, logan, irving, belmont or even uptown (except occasionally cappleman's house)

  • Why were the comments from AprilsAngelsPets removed?

16 hours ago

Family Of Injured Edgewater Crossing Guard Sues Lyft

A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Janet Gould, an 80-year old crossing guard who was struck by a car last week in Edgewater. Gould, who has been crossing children for 34 years now, was hit by a 29-year-old Lyft Driver at 2:50 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 as he was making a left turn […]

    Family Of Injured Edgewater Crossing Guard Sues Lyft
    A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Janet Gould, an 80-year old crossing guard who was struck by a car last week in Edgewater. Gould, who has been crossing children for 34 years now, was hit by a 29-year-old Lyft Driver at 2:50 p.m. on Monday, Jan.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

4 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

    Second phase of Metra's Ravenswood station construction plans unveiled - Chicago News Globe
    Nearly three years after Metra opened its outbound Ravenswood station, the transit agency unveiled its 30-month construction plan for the station's inbound track. Metra originally announced improvements to the Ravenswood station and UP-North bridges in 2010. At the time, officials gave an anticipated completion date of 2018 for work on both sides of the track.
    http://chicagonewsglobe.com
  • i guess you havent stepped near the thorndale station in years. its mostly yuppie condos and few gang activity.
    rogers park has more of a weekly shooting than edgewater.

  • Very proud to be an Edgewater resident but Hot Dog where are the "yuppie condos" near the Thorndale El? And yes, sadly, there is still gang activity and crime around there

3 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

CPS Families In Transition Has Rent For Landlords

Are you a landlord with vacant units? The CPS Families In Transition Program (FIT) pays rent for qualifying families. Fill out this survey to find out more https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NoMoreHomeless The program pays rent 3 months at a time.

    Chicago's Partnership with Private Market Landlords to End Homelessness Survey
    Web survey powered by SurveyMonkey.com. Create your own online survey now with SurveyMonkey's expert certified FREE templates.
    https://www.surveymonkey.com
  • Wait... isn't CPS having trouble finding enough money to fulfill their primary objective of providing a good education for the children in the district?

    Now they are paying people's rent too?

    CPS needs to stick to their primary tax payer funded mission and let the other community resources do what THEY do best. Wonder how much CPS is diverting in benefits and salaries to administer this housing program that overlaps with other city and state programs?

  • The money for the program comes from the City of Chicago Housing Trust Fund. CPS is just identifying families that are homeless but still managing to send their kids to school.

Jan 15

Updated 24 hours ago

Fence Builders

Hi Friends! Wondering if anyone has any recommendations for a fence builder? We are looking to build a horizontal fence in backyard as well as our front yard. Any recommendations are appreciated!

  • Our friend was an award winning builder. Several years ago he had 2 clients back out of projects because of bad Angies List reviews. When he looked into it he found several horrible reviews from people he had never heard of. He contacted Angies List and they said they had no way of verifying if reviews were real. He suspected the reviews were initiated by a competitor but could not prove it.

  • I've used Angies List for at least 10 years. I never base my decision on just one or two good or bad reviews. I read ALL the reviews. I look at any pictures posted. There are always some people who are never happy with anything and it is important story...

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    I've used Angies List for at least 10 years. I never base my decision on just one or two good or bad reviews. I read ALL the reviews. I look at any pictures posted. There are always some people who are never happy with anything and it is important story see what the company does to resolve those issues. I look for someone who's been in business for a while thats licensed and insured if required. I also interview several potentials before I decide to hire. During the interview I ask questions and get a feel for how the company is to work with. Then I decide who to hire. I never take the first person I see on Angies List and I never take the cheapest or the most expensive. I also post reviews and have no problem if a potential customer wants to call me regarding a job someone did on my place.

2 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

Graffiti/tagging?

I found some graffiti or possible tagging on the fence of our building today--not too legible in the dark but I'll try again tomorrow. Anyone else a target of this around Hollywood and Glenwood?

3 days ago

Updated 46 hours ago

Car break-in with no theft

Sometime last night or early this morning, our car was broken into and the glove box ransacked, but nothing appears to have been taken. We could have sworn we locked the doors, but they were all unlocked. Apparently, the same thing happened to a neighbor. Anyone else! This is near Glenwood and Winnemac.

  • We had something similar happen a couple weeks ago, also thinking we had locked the doors but assumed we must not have. Again, nothing that we can tell was taken.

    If thieves are doing that to determine if folks are home, not sure if that’s the smartest plan. We have...

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    We had something similar happen a couple weeks ago, also thinking we had locked the doors but assumed we must not have. Again, nothing that we can tell was taken.

    If thieves are doing that to determine if folks are home, not sure if that’s the smartest plan. We have garages, so while one car may have to park on the street most people around have a couple cars and one will always be on the street and one in a garage or parking space for the building. There have also been times when we’ve had to park a block or two away, so unless they’re continually doing a sweep it’s hard to be certain that folks aren’t home.

  • Gil Jimenez Private Investigator; IL concealed carry trainer

    if it wasn't their plan, it nevertheless is now the result

Jan 11

Updated 46 hours ago

Check out Chicago water quality

Watching @CBSThisMorning, interesting feature on poor water quality. Check out the calculator on EWG’s website to determine the quality of your drinking water. Here’s what the say is in our #Chicago tap water! https://www.ewg.org/tapwater/system.php?pws=IL0316000#.WldvgLhMGEe

    EWG's Tap Water Database: What's in Your Drinking Water?
    Look up your local water system to find out which pollutants might be of concern, and find suggestions on the best kinds of home filters to remove those chemicals.
    https://www.ewg.org

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Both Edgewater And Andersonville ‘Have It All’ According To Redfin

According to Redfin, a residential real estate company that provides web-based real estate database and brokerage services, Americans are having a very difficult time lately trying to find a neighborhood that ‘has it all.’ However, both Edgewater and Andersonville offer potential buyers better options as they rank high in a new ranking put out by the company. Redfin cited a […]

    Both Edgewater And Andersonville 'Have It All' According To Redfin
    According to Redfin, a residential real estate company that provides web-based real estate database and brokerage services, Americans are having a very difficult time lately trying to find a neighborhood that 'has it all.' However, both Edgewater and Andersonville offer potential buyers better options as they rank high in a new ranking put out by the company.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

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

    Wazzy, I think she was referring to LSD.
    Live, if you’re interested in knowing about Edgewater, you’re welcome to visit. It seems pretty clear that you haven’t spent any time here lately, especially not if you think there’s no difference between Edgewater and Uptown. Edgewater is packed with theater, fine dining, casual dining, neighborhood activities, families, public parks, community gathering space, and the arts.
    You may visit only once however.

  • Uptown and Edgewater both have performing arts theater, fine dining, casual dining, neighborhood activities, families, public parks, community gathering spaces, and the arts. Both neighborhoods are pretty much the same in having decent recreational options. And there are perfectly good places to live in both neighborhoods. Apparently some think there's...

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    Uptown and Edgewater both have performing arts theater, fine dining, casual dining, neighborhood activities, families, public parks, community gathering spaces, and the arts. Both neighborhoods are pretty much the same in having decent recreational options. And there are perfectly good places to live in both neighborhoods. Apparently some think there's a big difference between Uptown and Edgewater. I think they both are nice neighborhoods with attractive amenities and the only real difference is their names. With respect to visitation rights Sarah, you are free to visit and enjoy Rogers Park any time you wish. We are an open, welcoming and inclusive neighborhood.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Water line install pipe replacement Referrals needed

Hello, i'm getting a waterline install quote for a 3 flat in the Northside of Chicago. Looking for economical referrals if anyone has any. I've already gotten pricey quotes from Apex, and Parks Plumbing but am wondering if a smaller company can do better. Thanks everyone.

  • May I ask why the street to house line needs to be replaced? Is it leaking before reaching the house or having low pressure issue? When I replaced the lines in my building we did it from the point where it entering the house to all the fixtures and the boiler room.

  • Mike Goode Owner of Goode Plumbing in Chicago

    When you say waterline, are you referring to the water service? This is the line that brings water from the municipal main to your building. If that’s the case, then your choices among plumbing contractors is going to be more limited than for work that does not involve going into...

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    When you say waterline, are you referring to the water service? This is the line that brings water from the municipal main to your building. If that’s the case, then your choices among plumbing contractors is going to be more limited than for work that does not involve going into the public way, which is required to replace a water service. Depending on the current size and fixture count, you may we’ll need to go into the street, requiring a street opening permit among other things. I’m not certain of the age of your 3 flat, but many older buildings in Chicago have a 1 inch lead (or iron) water service which no longer meets current code. You will need to bring things up to current code once you expose it. We do not do water services yet-it is one of the very few services we do not offer (but are looking to in the not too distant future) but would be happy to refer you to someone. If you are looking for inside plumbing, I’d be happy to give you any advice or take a look at things if you’d like.

3 days ago

Man Arrested After Dousing Woman With A Liquid On Red Line Train, Then Starting Two Fires

A man was arrested at the Argyle red line station after dousing a woman with an unknown liquid then starting a fire on the train and platform. The incident, which happened Thursday at 5:20 p.m. on a southbound train, began after a man doused a 26-year-old woman who was riding across from him with an unknown […]

    Man Arrested After Dousing Woman With A Liquid On Red Line Train, Then Starting Two Fires
    A man was arrested at the Argyle red line station after dousing a woman with an unknown liquid then starting a fire on the train and platform. The incident, which happened Thursday at 5:20 p.m. on a southbound train, began after a man doused a 26-year-old woman who was riding across from him with an unknown ...
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

    Two Chicago aldermen want to limit release of condo owners' personal information
    Two Chicago aldermen who represent most of downtown want to reverse a state law that makes condo owners' personal information more widely available to their fellow association members. A proposal introduced this week by Aldermen Brian Hopkins and Brendan Reilly would allow association boards to limit the release of owners' names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers and weighted votes in Chicago condo buildings and complexes.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • Wazzup not available

    being able to contact neighbors in an emergency - like flooding from above - is important. Not every condo has a manager on site - and not every condo has a contact person at night. This ordinance is important and will be appreciated when an emergency arises. There could be an exception for those condos with 24 hour on site contact -like manager or doorman.

  • Some smaller condo associations automatically distribute a list of telephone numbers to all residents for that purpose. This is different and was supposedly quietly stuck into another proposed Condominium Act change. I understand that several state senators and representatives are already starting to work on repealing that one part of the change.

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Lose some keys near Eastwood and Western (west of south west corner) ?

Yes you Dominican University Alumni.

Let me know any key details and I'll drop them at Beans and Bagels for you Friday morning early.

  • Citizen Pain Citizen Pain

    Haven't heard from anyone. Unless I hear from the owner today - I'll bring/send these keys to the auto dealer mentioned with the auto membership program tag.

Jan 09

Updated 4 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?

  • nice work!

4 days ago

Organization Helps Swedish Families Find Lost Relatives Through An Unexpected Source

As immigrants flooded North America in times past, they left behind families in which some had lost contact. However, an ongoing program at the Swedish American Museum at 5211 N. Clark is helping those relatives find out about their past which may facilitate to a reunion. The program’s newest seminar to be held at the Museum from […]

    Organization Helps Swedish Families Find Lost Relatives Through An Unexpected Source
    As immigrants flooded North America in times past, they left behind families in which some had lost contact. However, an ongoing program at the Swedish American Museum at 5211 N. Clark is helping those relatives find out about their past which may facilitate to a reunion.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

5 days ago

Moody’s Pub Owner Passes Away At Age 84

Moody’s Pub owner John M. Kahoun died last Thursday, January 11, 2018. According to his family he died peacefully at his Chicago home after “living a full and loving life.” Kalhoun, who was born in Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood in 1933, had a diverse life before starting his restaurants. He received a football scholarship to Ripon College and attended […]

    Moody's Pub Owner Passes Away At Age 84
    Moody's Pub owner John M. Kahoun died last Thursday, January 11, 2018. According to his family he died peacefully at his Chicago home after "living a full and loving life." Kalhoun, who was born in Chicago's Roseland neighborhood in 1933, had a diverse life before starting his restaurants.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

Jan 13

Updated 6 days ago

Yesterday's death at the Bryn Mawr Red Line stop?

Hi, neighbors -- I'm just curious if any of you know more details about the man who was hit by the train and died yesterday. The Sun Times names him as "52-year-old James Dillen" -- but that's it. https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/red-purple-line-trains-shut-down-person-removed-from-tracks-at-bryn-mawr/ Does anyone know any more about the circumstances, or about Mr. Dillen?

Thanks,
Michael

    52-year-old man fatally struck by CTA train at Bryn Mawr
    Normal service resumed on the CTA Red and Purple lines about two hours after a person jumped in front of a train Friday morning in the North Side Edgewater neighborhood, according to police. The man jumped in front of the train just after 7 a.m.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com
  • Mute, you are spot on !!

  • ok, nitpick the word. but i am a hospice volunteer and i hear similar sentiment all the time.

Jan 05

Updated Jan 15

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.

Dec 05

Updated Jan 15

Found keys at Devon and Broadway yesterday

Car key/fob and house keys

Jan 14

Updated Jan 15

Any News on New Andersonville Restaurants?

Anyone have updates/insight on when our new Andersonville restaurants are opening?
Hutch opened pretty quickly and we've already had a tasty dinner there!

Eagerly awating:
Octavio (old Acre/Ombra)
Furious Spoon (old Johnny Brown Bag)
Greek Place (old Sunshine Cafe)
Bakery (old Goddess and Baker)

And any news on possibilities for the spaces that were Brixton (I miss their steak tartare and chicken pate!) and Adriatica?

Jan 13

Updated Jan 15

    John M. Kahoun - View Obituary & Service Information
    Share a memory on John Kahoun's tribute.
    http://www.barrfuneralhome.com
  • I've had some good blue cheese burgers there and drinks! I love that beer garden. I've dragged most of my friends there. RIP John M. Kahoun.

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    Many a warm summer night was spent there with a burger and a beer...or two..or three...

    One of the reasons Moody's beer garden became so popular was that it was all-ages: you could bring the family and eat outside. Also, the bar indoors was very dark--and, before anti-smoking ordinances were...

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    Many a warm summer night was spent there with a burger and a beer...or two..or three...

    One of the reasons Moody's beer garden became so popular was that it was all-ages: you could bring the family and eat outside. Also, the bar indoors was very dark--and, before anti-smoking ordinances were enacted--smoky as hell. So the outdoors became a refuge from smokers too--people still smoked outside, but they could wave the smoke away. (And you & they could see each other and move to a different table).

    I never knew any other Moody's but the one on B'way. I know it's not the end of an era, but it's always sad when a person who established something beloved passes away. May his memory be for a blessing,

Jan 10

Updated Jan 14

Anyone's Child Go to DePaul College Pre?

My brother went to Gordon Tech in the 1990s and loved the auto and wood shops among other things. It is now called DePaul College Prep. My son is in the 6th grade and we are starting to look at high schools. A couple of items on their website alarmed me. One is that it seems that with the change to DePaul CP, they also did away with all shop classes. While my son wants to go to college, I...

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My brother went to Gordon Tech in the 1990s and loved the auto and wood shops among other things. It is now called DePaul College Prep. My son is in the 6th grade and we are starting to look at high schools. A couple of items on their website alarmed me. One is that it seems that with the change to DePaul CP, they also did away with all shop classes. While my son wants to go to college, I felt it important that he learn to work with his hands as well. It seems so many people go to college only to come out and struggle to find work. Yet I have a friend who is an electrician and he makes fantastic money, and has always been busy.

The other concern was, is DePaul CP a racist school? I see they have a Black Student Union, but none for whites! I do not want to send my son to a racist school since we are a family that is proud of what God made us (I am white, my wife is Hispanic) so we would not mind him joining a group of others that would share like minded ideas about their culture, as I am sure the Black Student Union does, but to have one and not the other worries me in that, this may be a school that teaches that some races deserve special treatment based solely on the color of their skin. Does anyone have experience with DePaul CP? Many thanks for advise. We have a couple of years, but time passes quickly!

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

    Or cook...

  • JoeFlatwoods Love my Albany Park Neighborhood

    No guilt whatsoever on my part.

    Yes these are both true. My electrician friend says that another complaint he has is when his customers go on youtube, assume each job is just like it is on the internet and then question his price, yet are unable to turn a screwdriver on their own. He charges $185 per hour for his labor rate, and even with overhead, that is not a bad living.

Jan 14

Jan 12

Updated Jan 13

Loud Long Horn around Bryn Mawr and Clark 7 a.m. this morning?

around 7 a.m. a super loud long horn went off twice. It sounded like it was in my head it was so loud. So Loud I thought maybe my car in the garage was losing its mind so I went down to check.

I could not figure out the source. Anyone have a clue?

  • There was a Trash truck laying the horn on for some reason. I drove past the truck and was as confused as you are.

Jan 08

Updated Jan 12

Moving to Edgewater

Hi! My wife and I are looking to buy our first condo, and we we're wondering what the general opinion is of Ardmore between Ridge and Clark and if there is anything we should be aware of. Thanks!

  • Parking is difficult there. More then most places.

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    Depends on what part of Edgewater. East of B'way, parking is difficult because of so many apt. bldgs with so few garage spaces. West has more single-family homes and 2-flats with garages, so on-street parking's easier to find. I live less than 1/4 mi. from a Red Line station, and...

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    Depends on what part of Edgewater. East of B'way, parking is difficult because of so many apt. bldgs with so few garage spaces. West has more single-family homes and 2-flats with garages, so on-street parking's easier to find. I live less than 1/4 mi. from a Red Line station, and it has almost never taken me more than 45 minutes, even in rush hour, to get as far south as Jackson St. (Track problems & the like can happen on any line). Ubers & Lyfts are plentiful; and many of the city's taxi drivers live here--easy to flag down a cab on B'way.

    I grew up in NYC, and to get from Queens to Brooklyn on the subway, you had to go through Manhattan. (My husband's commute to college--no dorms at CUNY schools--was 2.5 hrs. each way every day). The NYC subway system is deteriorating due to budget cuts. I lived in Seattle, and drove to law school in south Tacoma-->1 hr. each way). Be glad you don't live in DuPage or Kane County and commute into the Loop. And don't even ask about Los Angeles or the Miami-W. Palm I-95 corridor.

    We Chicagoans don't realize how lucky we are when it comes to commuting from a residential 'hood to downtown.

Jan 11

Edgewater Crossing Guard Out Of A Coma After Car Struck Her On Duty

An elderly Edgewater crossing guard who has been doing her job for over 30 years was struck by a vehicle from behind Monday. The woman, who was transported to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston in critical condition, is now recovering after coming out of a coma and making steady progression. The 80-year-old Janet Gould has been […]

    Edgewater Crossing Guard Out Of A Coma After Car Struck Her On Duty
    An elderly Edgewater crossing guard who has been doing her job for over 30 years was struck by a vehicle from behind Monday. The woman, who was transported to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston in critical condition, is now recovering after coming out of a coma and making steady progression.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

Jan 09

Updated Jan 11

Edgewater Woman Upset With Lack Of Affordable Housing, Protests Ben Carson Talk Yesterday

Being ranked as the third most segregated city in the country, Chicago is trying to break free of that distinction. Those groups rallying for better affordable housing in more idyllic Chicago neighborhoods found an opportunity to voice their concerns when Ben Carson, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary, made an appearance in […]

    Edgewater Woman Upset With Lack Of Affordable Housing, Protests Ben Carson Talk Yesterday
    Being ranked as the third most segregated city in the country, Chicago is trying to break free of that distinction. Those groups rallying for better affordable housing in more idyllic Chicago neighborhoods found an opportunity to voice their concerns when Ben Carson, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary, made an appearance in ...
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

  • Jill H 38 years in Chicago, 19 in North Center

    The Color of Law is full of research on how the housing patterns of the past impact peoples' choice of neighborhoods today, and is very likely available at the library.

  • Wazzup not available

    the USA is a capitalist country. Capitalism through income generation will create various forms of housing - including a range of costs - it is the basis for the incentive to work and study hard to improve your chances of living in an idyllic environment. Everyone can make that effort.

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Jan 10

Updated Jan 11

Lost Ring - Ruby Stone, Class Ring

I lost a ring at the intersection of Clark and Balmoral about a month ago. I posted and checked Craigslist, but forgot about this site. It has my name inscribed on the inside, and a red ruby stone, Roosevelt University, biology degree. Reward if found/returned.

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

    I would also check with the Police

Jan 11

Jan 06

Updated Jan 10

Empty commercial spaces 1200-1400 Devon Ave

I moved just south of Devon Ave off N Wayne Ave a couple of years ago and have noticed that many of the commercial spaces on Devon Ave in my area remain vacant in both older and newer constructed buildings, leading the drag to have a certain gloominess. Does anyone know why this is? Are there just one or two landlords responsible that hold these spaces?

  • SocioloGina Researcher in my 4th Yr in Chicago

    Laura_M, I can see why you would think that. But actually the whole Arcade building, which is a historical property and has housed PP for years, is coming down now and will be replaced by some condos, etc. So that housed my dentist, a coffee shop, and other businesses as well.

  • Planned Parenthood moved a bit further south on Broadway

Jan 09

Updated Jan 10

You Can Still Get a 2/2 With Parking in Southport for Under $400,000: 3500 N. Greenview

Buy a Brick and Timber Factory Loft in 2018: 5235 N. Ravenswood in Andersonville January 8, 2018

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You Can Still Get a 2/2 With Parking in Southport for Under $400,000: 3500 N. Greenview

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    You Can Still Get a 2/2 With Parking in Southport for Under $400,000: 3500 N. Greenview
    This 2-bedroom in 3500 N. Greenview in the Southport neighborhood of Lakeview recently came on the market. It's a high first floor unit in a vintage building which was converted into condos during the housing boom in 2005. This is a corner unit with south and east exposures.
    http://cribchatter.com

  • Wazzup not available

    I live in a 1924 building and you can not hear anything between units - sideways or up and down. The construction in those days was cinder block and cement with considerable air empty spaces in between units. The test is when neighbors play the piano and you do not hear them - when kids come home and you do not hear them. Even a party with music cant be heard. I will go for vintage for sound proof living before a 1980's building.

  • Mute, I so agree with you. We are in a vintage 6 flat (100 Yrs+) and you can hear everything.
    Being considerate in buildings like this is critical to everyone being able to enjoy their apartment as much as possible, given the sound constraints.i
    Everyone has to play nice or your apartment can be a nightmare.

Jan 10

Old Swedish Bakery Property In Andersonville To Get A New Tenant

When the Swedish Bakery at 5348 N. Clark closed its doors almost a year ago, it sent shock waves through the neighborhood as residents scrambled to get there last sugar fix from the store. But what was really upsetting to some was that a bit more of Andersonville’s Swedish charm was being lost. However, the building has found […]

    Old Swedish Bakery Property In Andersonville To Get A New Tenant
    When the Swedish Bakery at 5348 N. Clark closed its doors almost a year ago, it sent shock waves through the neighborhood as residents scrambled to get there last sugar fix from the store. But what was really upsetting to some was that a bit more of Andersonville's Swedish charm was being lost.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

Jan 10

Constant sirens in Edgewater???

Hey there, does anyone know what's going on in Edgewater this morning? Specifically up and down Sheridan between Ardmore and Granville? I'm hearing constant sirens but can't seem to figure out what happened? Thanks

Jan 07

Updated Jan 10

Never ending car alarm

Hi folks,

I wanted to know if anyone has experienced a never ending car alarm somewhere on Lawrence between Oakley and Leavitt. Today, I was woken up at 7am by this alarm, it is now 9:30am and it’s still going on. Tuesday afternoon and night it seems the same car had the same issue. The alarm went on till 8pm from the mid afternoon. I called 311 which connected me to the police they said they would bring a car out this was a little before 8am but obviously nothing has happened. Does anyone have any suggestions what to do about this?

  • I called 311 once for a car going off all night. They said the only thing they could do was put a noise violation ticket on it. Which wouldn't help get it turned off obviously. Another time was a neighbor's car that beeped outside my window everytime a car drove...

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    I called 311 once for a car going off all night. They said the only thing they could do was put a noise violation ticket on it. Which wouldn't help get it turned off obviously. Another time was a neighbor's car that beeped outside my window everytime a car drove down the street. It was going off several times a minute round the clock. I was starting to go crazy after a week of this. I finally put a note on the car explaining the frequency. After the note disappeared so did the sound. I think non nasty notes are the most effective. Unfortunately I don't think you can do anything in the moment because I don't think cops will tow the car. Unless you know how to get into the car and turn it off like that other guy!

  • JoeFlatwoods Love my Albany Park Neighborhood

    Google the battery location of the make and model of the offending car, and use a hammer to put a chisel or long screwdriver through it.

Jan 08

Updated Jan 10

Bedbug Help

Can anyone recommend a company that does heat treatment for bedbugs? I used Smithereens and they did not do an good job and I still have a problem.

  • We used Aegis Pest Management for a difficult problem in our building. They first brought in their bed bug detection dog and then treated affected units. They explained what they were doing, were very detailed/thorough, and got rid of a bed bug problem that had spread throughout 75% of our building.
    Their contact information is info@aegispest.com or 773-433-3800

  • karen g.p. Registered Nurse at Ill. Masonic

    Thanks for all the tips. Smithereen does offer that but denied that I had bedbugs even tho I had bites a week after they did there treatment.

Jan 09

Swedish Covenant Hospital rents space in Swedish Bakery building

I'm glad that one of the many empty retail spots is being rent in Andersonville (seriously, I will say this again, the stretch of Clark Street is looking bleak), but I can't say I'm thrilled both personally and for the neighborhood that the best use for the old Swedish Bakery space is a Swedish Covenant doctor's office. Probably won't boost foot traffic much, and won't likely help neighboring businesses. Bottom line is that it's boring. Very boring.

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180105/ISSUE01/180109946/swedish-cozies-up-to-its-heritage

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    https://home.chicagobusiness.com

May 27 2015

Updated Jan 09

Looking for Wedding Ceremony/ Reception Venue(s)

We are seeking a simple but elegant and low cost venue for our wedding ceremony/ reception around Chicago for May of next year. There will be about 60 - 75 guests. We are open to any ideas including unique and edgy locations. All of our family members are travelling from out of town and we want to give them a fun and nice time without breaking the bank.

  • McBean animals, art, outdoors

    To anyone subscribed to this, I wanted to post an update. After changing ideas on the venue and guests and date, we finally decided to have our wedding at Goose Island brewery on Clybourn next July with about 80 guests. We reserved two event rooms and will have a buffet...

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    To anyone subscribed to this, I wanted to post an update. After changing ideas on the venue and guests and date, we finally decided to have our wedding at Goose Island brewery on Clybourn next July with about 80 guests. We reserved two event rooms and will have a buffet and bar in one, and the marriage ceremony and dancing in the other. The food and beverage choices are very good and affordable. The sound system is great and we will do our own music using spotify. Lisa the event coordinator is super nice. We are happy with our choice and can't wait!

  • McBean, hope your marriage is going strong! How did your reception turn out, were you happy with the results and the final cost? And would you mind letting us know how much per head it came out to (or a $ range)?

Jan 07

Updated Jan 09

Cleaning lady/service?

We are looking for a cleaning lady for our home. It's officially 4 beds and 2.5 baths, but we are a couple with no children, so it's much less work than it might seem based on straight up numbers. We had a lady who cleaned it for $75, but she kept breaking things... Does anyone have a recommendation for a reasonably-priced cleaning person?

  • JoeFlatwoods Love my Albany Park Neighborhood

    Maybe this couple works a lot of hours and simply cannot find the time. Before I was married, I lived with my girlfriend. I worked very long days, as did she, in addition to going to school. Sorry after a 12 hour day, the last thing either of us felt...

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    Maybe this couple works a lot of hours and simply cannot find the time. Before I was married, I lived with my girlfriend. I worked very long days, as did she, in addition to going to school. Sorry after a 12 hour day, the last thing either of us felt like was cleaning house. We had a cleaning lady once a week and our place was always guest ready. You assume because they don't have kids, Mark, that they don't use the other rooms. Maybe they have an office, gym, hobby room etc.

  • Who wouldn't enjoy having a cleaning person if they could afford it?

  • Mary, let me know if you find anyone as we too are looking for about the same needs.

Jan 05

Updated Jan 08

Man Robs Andersonville Bank Yesterday With Coffee In Hand

A man wearing a black winter jacket, black scarf, black sunglasses, black pants and dark gloves walked into an Andersonville bank yesterday morning and presented a note to the teller demanding money. Oddly enough, surveillance footage shows the suspect ready to perpetrate the crime with a cup of coffee in his hand. The incident occurred at a Chase […]

    Man Robs Andersonville Bank Yesterday With Coffee In Hand
    A man wearing a black winter jacket, black scarf, black sunglasses, black pants and dark gloves walked into an Andersonville bank yesterday morning and presented a note to the teller demanding money. Oddly enough, surveillance footage shows the suspect ready to perpetrate the crime with a cup of coffee in his hand.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    Thanks to the realtor community (and businesses & residents seeking cachet), the boundaries of A'ville seem to have expanded all the way s. to Lawrence and n. to the "parkette" at Clark-Ashland. A'ville was never officially recognized as a separate neighborhood by the city--it and everything n. to Devon and...

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    Thanks to the realtor community (and businesses & residents seeking cachet), the boundaries of A'ville seem to have expanded all the way s. to Lawrence and n. to the "parkette" at Clark-Ashland. A'ville was never officially recognized as a separate neighborhood by the city--it and everything n. to Devon and w. to Clark is officially "Edgewater." Edgewater/Uptown border used to be Foster, but like A'ville's s. border, over the past decade or so, has become whatever businesses, residents & businesses claim it is. (I seem to remember when Edgewater was considered part of Uptown--that fell by the wayside >35 yrs, ago).

    5 yrs ago I did my post-knee-surgery rehab at ATI's "Andersonville" branch. It's at Clark and...wait for it...WILSON! (Go figure).

    Even more confusing, Uptown and most of Edgewater are in Lake View Township! (RP is its own township).

  • Jersey Joe Recent Transplant

    I like the discussion style here. We start down one topic and end up with a completely different one. How about we agree that Andersonville is no more than a state of mind? And that this criminal selected a neighborhood with a poor clearance rate. Like the bank robber, Willy Sutton said: I could rob a bank in Andersonville with one hand because no one will catch me. That, and there are a lot of good coffee shops around.

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