6 hours ago

Broadway Bank space

It looks like something is moving into the Broadway Bank building. Does anyone know what’s happening there?

10 hours ago

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    ADD 80A 240V CIRCUIT TO EXISTING SERVICE PANEL. RUN CONDUIT AND WIRE TO GARAGE AND INSTALL A TESLA WALL CHARGER.

    1944 W. Farragut Ave. Issued November 17, 2017 Comment

18 hours ago

Lost iPhone

I lost an iPhone near the corner of Berwyn and Kenmore this afternoon (11/18). Reward if returned.

2 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Found: Young gray cat with fluffy tail and white flea collar

Found a sweet gray cat with a fluffy tail. Young and small--very sweet and friendly and feeling lost. She's wearing a white flea collar. She followed my boyfriend home. He found her on Monticello (near Cullom).

  • An update: I took him to the vet. He is not chipped, and tested negative for FIV/FeLV
    (whew!!). We've put up flyers, and rung a bunch of doorbells, but it seems like he might have been on his own for some time. We thought he was very young, but he...

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    An update: I took him to the vet. He is not chipped, and tested negative for FIV/FeLV
    (whew!!). We've put up flyers, and rung a bunch of doorbells, but it seems like he might have been on his own for some time. We thought he was very young, but he is a mature cat just very underweight.

    He's safe with me for as long as he needs--maybe forever if we can (slowly) get him together with our two cats. He's so sweet. I'm taking him back to the vet for a full exam next weekend.

    However, I'll leave this post up for a while in case someone is looking for him. Please let your neighbors know if you hear anything! Thank you.

  • Heather Albany Park resident, condo owner, cyclist

    Aww. Thank you for having him checked out and taking him in! He is lucky to have found such kind people.

Nov 02

Updated 23 hours ago

North Park Elementary School influence continues...

NPES and it's influence/connections were able to stop a thread from continuing on Everyblock..one of the few arenas left for bringing light to corruption.

Here is the original post:

Hello. And no this isn't a viral letter about us leaving Chicago.....yet.

So we are now in appeals court in our litigation against North Park Elementary School in the 47th Ward. This was all simply due to our refusal to sell our property (in Coonley boundary area) to the private school...

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NPES and it's influence/connections were able to stop a thread from continuing on Everyblock..one of the few arenas left for bringing light to corruption.

Here is the original post:

Hello. And no this isn't a viral letter about us leaving Chicago.....yet.

So we are now in appeals court in our litigation against North Park Elementary School in the 47th Ward. This was all simply due to our refusal to sell our property (in Coonley boundary area) to the private school so our kids could attend Coonley.

I am still dumbfounded by the justice system in light of the evidence as it continues to side with the influential/well connected in our liberal enclave.

Apparently emails/texts received in discovery such as those outlined below are not enough to show corruption/threats/RICO in our city's courts:

Board Member/Developer to NPES: "I’m going to push his (Chadha) buttons today. My statement to him will be that my customers feel his property is worth less now and may want to wait for city foreclosure and buy it as a side yard."

Principal to NPES Board Members: "Negotiations on 2035 w Montrose have completely halted….We could re-contact the Alderman’s Office and see if he can speed up the court date or put additional pressure on the owner. "

NPES Board Member meeting notes: "Chris feels we need to put this to rest before the owner has a better understanding of our role throughout the last 3-4 months…..I know the Alderman’s office will do anything possible to help us get that property…"

Board Member/Developer to me: "Good luck hope the city doesn't take it away. This was a sure thing"

Thanks for listening/caring,
Raminder S. Chadha

Here is the original thread before they delete it: https://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/sep15-the-chicago-way-update-chadha-v-npes-8289920/

    The Chicago Way update on Chadha v NPES
    Hello. And no this isn't a viral letter about us leaving Chicago.....yet. So we are now in appeals court in our litigation against North Park Elementary School in the 47th Ward. This was all simply due to our refusal to sell our property (in Coonley boundary area) to the private school so our kids could attend Coonley.
    https://chicago.everyblock.com
  • Tom

    NPES appears to continue to believe that hunkering down and trying to ignore their terrible past misdeeds in this matter will somehow make this blotch on their reputation just fade away...it's up to us to make sure it doesn't!

Sep 23 2016

Updated 24 hours ago

Carpet Cleaning Recommendations Needed, Cat Urine Stain

Hi all,

My cat (the one in my profile photo) has been peeing on my low pile carpet and the staining is present on the reverse/bottom side. The carpet is 6ft by 5ft 9in. I'm not sure of the material, but I'm guessing synthetic. I'm a renter, but the carpet was bought by the previous tenant, so it's technically mine. I'd rather get the carpet professionally cleaned than have to buy a new one. I don't care if the color...

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Hi all,

My cat (the one in my profile photo) has been peeing on my low pile carpet and the staining is present on the reverse/bottom side. The carpet is 6ft by 5ft 9in. I'm not sure of the material, but I'm guessing synthetic. I'm a renter, but the carpet was bought by the previous tenant, so it's technically mine. I'd rather get the carpet professionally cleaned than have to buy a new one. I don't care if the color changes, I just need a way to protect the wood floors and get the odor removed. I've already tried cleaning it by hand, but given the heavy staining on the reverse/bottom size, I'm concerned it'll eventually disintegrate and maybe stain the wood flooring.

Can someone please recommend an inexpensive place to get my small low pile carpet professionally cleaned in Edgewater? Can I take it to a regular dry cleaner or no? This is my first time having to do this.

Thanks!

(My cat is medically fine. He's recently been to the vet.)

  • Cats pee outside the box for different reasons. Perhaps he or she has a medical issue or you may not be keeping it clean. I’d take your cat to the vet. This isn’t normal vevahoir and needs to be addressed in addition to cleaning the stain which hopefully is your bigger concern.

  • Catherine NO!

    My initial post was over a year ago. I resolved the issue then.

    In case someone else runs into the same problem, this is how I successfully dealt with it.

    1) My cat had recently been to the vet who said he was medically healthy.
    2) I got a spray...

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    My initial post was over a year ago. I resolved the issue then.

    In case someone else runs into the same problem, this is how I successfully dealt with it.

    1) My cat had recently been to the vet who said he was medically healthy.
    2) I got a spray bottle of "Nature's Miracle 3in1" and heavily sprayed the carpet, following the directions on the bottle.
    3) I got a very large clear thick painter's tarp and folded it up to fit the carpet. I then duct taped it to the underside of the carpet to prevent any moisture from going through the carpet.
    4) I moved my furniture around, so that the spot my cat was peeing in would be blocked, in case his scent was still there. The areas around the litterbox are now also blocked, so none of the wood floor is exposed. (The litterbox is wedged in a corner with an additional tray to catch kitty litter as he exits the litterbox.)
    5) I also created additional barriers to keep my dog from getting to the litter boxes around my apt. I'm guessing that my dog's litterbox intrusions are what caused the problems in the first place. As disgusting as it is, it's common for dogs to want to eat cat feces. One theory is that cats pass a lot of protein into their feces, and that's why dogs want to eat them. Dogs are scavengers. And yes, my dog regularly goes to the vet for his annual exam and shots and is medically healthy.

Nov 07

Updated 25 hours ago

Jeffrey Littleton Arrested

This man was arrested for committing battery against a senior citizen engaging in positive loitering on November 3rd. Court date is set for Dec. 15. Stay tuned for more details. Residents concerned about public safety are encouraged to attend this hearing.

  • Mamma Mia, This Thread is like one big old you're going to go have to do some community service or jail or something worse thread. Christ he's not even smart enough to shut the hell up before his hearing is he? I suppose I should be thankful because anything he says or does online that can be shown to a judge only works against him. Lithium much?

  • Mute Mute Me

    "Thank you everyone for staying on topic"

    Famous words from jeff

    The topic is not trolling jeff

2 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Saturday Apartment Search

A friend has a job interview this Friday that might mean he could be looking for an apartment Saturday but he is unsure of his schedule. Do you know landlords or apartment brokers that take walk-ins on Saturdays?

  • My new landlord probably would. Call 773.507.9668. They have several buildings in Rogers Park and Edgewater. They may all be 2 bedroom though.

  • You can also try my landlord. He has an apartment available.
    You can text or call him at 773-510-2271. His name is John.

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

    I'm around today showing a place I have on Balmoral and ashland . It's a3 bdrm 1 bath for 1600 they can call or text me at (773) 800-9779

2 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Seeking parking space

Hello neighbors, does anyone know how I can find out about parking spaces available for rent in the Margare Terrace section of Uptown? I live on Carmen and it's particularly hard to find street parking. I would be willing to pay someone to rent their spot.

  • Typo....meant Margate Terrace

  • Jeffrey Littleton 3rd Generation Uptown

    I believe the surface lot just west of Sheridan on Southside of Foster leases parking. It's close, but not technically Margate Park.

33 hours ago

3 days ago

Updated 46 hours ago

These Andersonville 2-Bedroom Condos Are Listing For Just Under $600K

A new development called ‘TheWin’ in Andersonville that has just been completed has three 2-bedroom top floor condominiums listed at just under $600,000. Another first level 3-bedroom is listed at $650,000. The new construction at 1470 W. Winona, which replaced a large single family home that was referred to by neighbors as ‘the compound,’ are currently […]

    These Andersonville 2-Bedroom Condos Are Listing For Just Under $600K
    A new development called 'TheWin' in Andersonville that which was just completed has three 2-bedroom top floor condominiums listed at just under $600,000. Another first level 3-bedroom is listed at $650,000. The new construction at 1470 W. Winona, which replaced a large single family home that was referred to by neighbors as 'the compound,' are currently the ...
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

  • Wazzup not available

    Oh Oh - that was sell not sll.

  • Mute Mute Me

    I work for a couple who live on a 4 level walk up. I asked them about an elevator. They said the way the building was designed they couldnt put one in. 2 million dollar condo. I guess they didnt think about what happens when their knees are shot from running all those marathons.

2 days ago

Unleash Your Inner Viking This Weekend In Andersonville

The Andersonville strip is gearing up for the first ever Viking Challenge and Craft Beer Crawl which will highlight some of the area’s local bars and restaurants. According to Laura Austin, who is the Community and Events Manager for the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce, the idea for the Andersonville Viking Challenge & Craft Beer Crawl was borne out […]

    Unleash Your Inner Viking This Weekend In Andersonville
    The Andersonville strip is gearing up for the first ever Viking Challenge and Craft Beer Crawl which will highlight some of the area's local bars and restaurants. According to Laura Austin, who is the Community and Events Manager for the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce, the idea for the Andersonville Viking Challenge & Craft Beer Crawl was borne out ...
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

3 days ago

I'm seeking a parking space near Rockwell and Lawrence

Hello. I am looking for a covered or uncovered parking space for my compact Subaru near Rockwell and Lawrence (north of Lawrence). Recent victim of a hit and run side-swipe and would prefer to not have that happen again! Thank you!

3 days ago

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Gently Used Medical Supplies - Where to Donate?

Hello, neighbors! I am currently recovering from surgery and had to purchase a few items to make life manageable that I'd like to donate or sell in December when I *hopefully* no longer need them. I will have the following, all gently used:

1 pair of crutches (for heights 5'2" - 5'10")
1 cam walker boot with air pump (size adult small)
1 mobility knee scooter
1 shower chair
1 shoe lift (women's small, sizes 5.5-8)

I've heard that some...

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Hello, neighbors! I am currently recovering from surgery and had to purchase a few items to make life manageable that I'd like to donate or sell in December when I *hopefully* no longer need them. I will have the following, all gently used:

1 pair of crutches (for heights 5'2" - 5'10")
1 cam walker boot with air pump (size adult small)
1 mobility knee scooter
1 shower chair
1 shoe lift (women's small, sizes 5.5-8)

I've heard that some physical therapy offices will take these and donate them to countries in need, but I'd also love to help local folks if possible. I've checked places like ALS association, Shriners, and other organizations that don't accept these items.

Does anyone know of a local nonprofit that can use these items? If not I still plan on asking my physical therapist if they can donate them.

Thanks!

  • Go to your nearest VFW Post. There is always as VETERAN in need!!!

  • Dee Third generation in 45th Ward, now in 39th

    You could try the "Old Irving Park Community Clinic" on Addison just east of Central. They are the only "free" clinic on the north side of Chicago that charges nothing for their services or supplies and doesn't get any government or insurance payments. They are also in need of medical and non-medical volunteers.

    EMAIL info@oipcc.org
    CALL 773-427-0298

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Break into silver 2001 bmw

Last around early morning, any where from 11:00pm-6:30am my car was broken into. $250 was stolen from my glove compartment as well as my debit card and other cards that were in the car. They also took the WHOLE change compartment as well. Always remember to lock your car doors. Happen by oakley between winnemac and argyle. If anyone has camera and captured it please message me.

  • I work midnights and wasn't locking my car doors after using it during the day expecting to be using it again "soon".Silly me - someone went thru my door pockets and glove compartment recently, might have had an emergency 20 dollar bill in the glove box, it was long ago,...

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    I work midnights and wasn't locking my car doors after using it during the day expecting to be using it again "soon".Silly me - someone went thru my door pockets and glove compartment recently, might have had an emergency 20 dollar bill in the glove box, it was long ago, can't remember. So I lost probably nothing except my naive belief that crime takes place in the wee hours - all good advice, lock doors and keep nothing of value in your vehicle , property crime is obviously up in the city - do what you can to not be a victim.Even if they don't take anything you're left with that creepy feeling of finding papers and stuff scattered all around your car, hard to shake.

  • I had the money in my car because I’m a sever and forgot to go to the bank after work because i was so tired and had to rush home because my little brother was sick.

Nov 10

Updated 3 days ago

Dog passed away in my alley

I was coming back from work and saw a dog who had passed away laying in the alley this morning between Monticello and central park, south of Leland . Looked like a terrier or beagle mix. Had nothing on me to move the dog. So i went home to get a blanket, went back and the dog was gone. Looked in the garbages and didn't see it. Anyone know any thing?

  • Lisa Central park block

    Thank you guys, animal control did pick up the poor thing. Haven't seen any signs posted for it either.

  • Thanks Lisa

4 days ago

    Protect Rental Property Assets with an LLC
    Real Estate has always been considered a safe investment since the supply is finite and the demand grows with the population. Even though we have seen some swings in the real estate market over the past decade, the theory still is held true by many.
    http://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com

Nov 10

Updated 4 days ago

Does anyone else miss DNAinfo?

116 people lost their jobs thanks to billionaire Joe Ricketts. It was a valuable neighborhood resource for information and discussion along with EB.

  • It is suspicious that he didn't see the business, he just shut it down. It leads me to believe it was an ideological as opposed to financial decision. How do you know he did not make a profit, or at.lwast was not on track to do so? You don't know, you are taking his word for it.

  • Neighborhood Dad 25-year resident of North Center/St Bens/Lincol...

    Joan M - maybe he thought economies of scale would help him. Who knows? That’s why nobody here can answer your questions “in good faith.” We are all speculating.

    A “savvy billionaire” would be unlikely to shut down a business just because the workers unionized. But it could have been...

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    Joan M - maybe he thought economies of scale would help him. Who knows? That’s why nobody here can answer your questions “in good faith.” We are all speculating.

    A “savvy billionaire” would be unlikely to shut down a business just because the workers unionized. But it could have been the straw that broke the camel’s back. Or just one more hassle he didn’t want to deal with to eventually, hopefully, make DNAInfo and Gothamist work.

    Again, just speculation. You’d have to ask Mr. Ricketts his real reasons. Please report back!

4 days ago

CTA Releases Conceptual Drawings Of Land Use After Red Line Rebuild, Includes New Hollywood Ave Train Entrance

At a meeting held last week at the Edge Theater, CTA showcased a conceptual vision of land use after the red and purple modernization project (RPM) phase one is complete. Those drawings include new residential construction and a Hollywood Ave. entrance to the Bryn Mawr train station. The transit-oriented development (TOD) study introduced at the meeting aimed […]

    CTA Releases Conceptual Drawings Of Land Use After Red Line Rebuild, Includes New Hollywood Ave Train Entrance
    At a meeting held last week at the Edge Theater, CTA showcased a conceptual vision of land use after the red and purple modernization project (RPM) phase one is complete. Those drawings include new residential construction and a Hollywood Ave. entrance to the Bryn Mawr train station.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

Nov 10

Updated 4 days ago

Crosswalk Signage Needed

There is a crosswalk at the intersection of Foster and Claremont, however there are no signs in either direction notifying drivers of this. I've seen children on their way to school almost get hit by speeding cars attempting to make the light at Western and Foster. This needs fixing immediately. I've requested 311 to do this at least 6 times over the summer. So far....

  • Bob Kastigar 15 Years North Park, bike rider, retired

    It's not 'walk one block' - it's TWO blocks: one was to, and one way back from.

    Cars should stop for pedestrians. What has a one-way street got to do with this question?

    I saw a driver stop for pedestrians, that's the polite and sensitive thing to do, instead of drivers complaining on Every Block about things that get in their way and slow them down.

  • Citizen Pain Citizen Pain

    Cars should respect pedestrians if the pedestrians are using a crosswalk. If the pedestrians are jaywalking the cars should also stop (of course) sans the respect part. That's the civilized way.

5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Comedy Night @Joie De Vine 1744 W. Balmoral 8pm

FREE stand-up comedy show featuring some of Chicago's most talented up-and-coming comics.

Merrit Landsteiner
Josh Otusanya
Rebecca Loeser
Tristan A. Smith
Brandon Kieffer

Headliner: Raghu Adibhatla

Hosted by: Lindsey Shaw

  • David B New in town, want to get to know Edgewater/R.Park

    Thanks Lindsey, but on the 14th I'm just wondering -- yesterday? Today? Tomorrow?

  • Apologies...it's tomorrow, Wed. Nov 15!!!

5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Thorndale and Sheridan: Loud bang around 6:45AMish this morning

I saw a bright flash of light from my apartment window that looks east, and then an explosive sound. All the power in my apartment went out for about an hour. Anyone know what it was?

  • Wazzup not available

    sounds like a transformer blew out -these transformers are usually in the alley

5 days ago

5 days ago

Owner Of Edgewater’s Pressure Billiards To Open Second Pool Hall

After 11 years running Pressure Billiards at 6318 N. Clark in Edgewater, Owner Wahib Merchant will be opening his second pool hall in Albany Park around Thanksgiving. The new business at 3241 W. Montrose will be called Surge Coffee Bar & Billiards and will replace the old Marie’s Golden Cue which closed in March. The new billiards joint will be much like Pressure […]

    Owner Of Edgewater's Pressure Billiards To Open Second Pool Hall
    After 11 years running Pressure Billiards at 6318 N. Clark in Edgewater, Owner Wahib Merchant will be opening his second pool hall in Albany Park around Thanksgiving. The new business at 3241 W. Montrose will be called Surge Coffee Bar & Billiards and will replace the old Marie's Golden Cue which closed in March.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

Nov 10

Updated Nov 12

Attemped break in!

Just caught 3 individuals trying to break in a 3407 w carmen storage room.
1 dark latino male with long black hair skinny
1 filipino looking male skinny
And 1 white woman

They sped off in a white panel van with two trump stickers in the back and an american flag in front.

Be on the lookout call police right away
Licence plate B truck
Illinois 1906710

  • Mute Mute Me

    what? 2non whites riding in a vehicle with 2 trump stickers and an american flag?! the vehicle must be stolen too!

  • Thank you for posting that!

  • SCC Northwest sider my whole life.

    Make B&E Great Again!

Nov 12

Nov 07

Updated Nov 11

With Red Line Rebuild Nearing, CTA To Hold Meeting To Discuss Post-Construction Strategy

The CTA is in the planning stages of Phase 1 of the Red and Purple Modernization transit construction project. The ambitious project will completely overhaul the line between Lawrence and Bryn Mawr Avenues including new tracks, support structures/bridges, ADA-compliant stations with wider platforms, better lighting and advanced safety features. The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), in conjunction with the […]

    With Red Line Rebuild Nearing, CTA To Hold Meeting To Discuss Post-Construction Strategy
    The CTA is in the planning stages of Phase 1 of the Red and Purple Modernization transit construction project. The ambitious project will completely overhaul the line between Lawrence and Bryn Mawr Avenues including new tracks, support structures/bridges, ADA-compliant stations with wider platforms, better lighting and advanced safety features.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

  • Wazzup not available

    @mute - yes - The President of the United States keeps that title for life, along with his secret service detail. Very often called "Mr. President"

  • Mute Mute Me

    weird. i just google " George bush" and the five that came up without scrolling referred to him as "former president george bush" 2x the other three just called him george bush.

Nov 06

Updated Nov 11

Question about sewer gas smell

Hello, Wanted to see if the community had any insight about a building issue.

This past summer our building had the catch basin outside the basement cleared out of sludge. The following day we noticed a sewer gas odor inside the basement area closest to the catch basin. Seemed like it was coming from the inside drain.

We've poured water down the drain, thinking maybe the trap was dry, but it didn't do much for the odor.

I'm not sure whether or how the drains are connected, or if there's a ready fix for the odor.

Any insights would be appreciated! Thank you.

  • Not like paint thinner to me.

  • @MikeGoode appreciate the offer. We're still discussing as a building a good way forward. @DJH no, definitely not like paint thinner. Much more like the smell you get walking near Chicago manholes on a hot day, or by the river.

Nov 10

Updated Nov 11

Edgewater To Celebrate It’s Diversity At The First Annual Unity Day Event

Edgewater is one of the most diverse communities in the nation with more than 50 nations represented and over 70 languages spoken. In honor of our diverse neighborhoods, the first annual Unity Day event will be held next weekend to celebrate our rich heritage. Alderman Harry Osterman and the 48th Ward office will be holding the Unity […]

    Edgewater To Celebrate It's Diversity At The First Annual Unity Day Event
    Edgewater is one of the most diverse communities in the nation with more than 50 nations represented and over 70 languages spoken. In honor of our diverse neighborhoods, the first annual Unity Day event will be held next weekend to celebrate our rich heritage.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

  • neat....but.....just a note. If you're writing for publication, ensure that you've proof read well. The possessive its does not have an apostrophe. That's for the contraction of "it is," i.e. it's.

  • Agreed! It's its, not it’s!

  • It's not a huge thing, but as it's for publication, check the copy as the last thing done. I have Word set to do squiggly red lines under misspelled words, otherwise as a typist I'd be sunk!

Nov 10

Updated Nov 11

Very icy on ravenswood from berwyn to winnemac.

Id avoid that patch if driving.

Also between berwyn and bryn mawr on paulina pretty icy. I was walking through tbe crosswalk as someone in an suv slid right through tbe stop sign. Some of youwith your faces in your phones coulda been killed!

  • I saw a three car collision Friday at 10:45am.

  • Mute Mute Me

    I was shocked I didn't see any! 8 hr's on the street! I did see lots of cars sliding through stop signs though

Nov 10

If you're a Veteran (or spouse of Vet) or Serving now and own a home in Cook County. Check this out!

Family property tax appeal business at 3447 W. Foster offering FREE SERVICE to anyone who has lost a spouse in the line of duty. Additionally they have a great offer for Vets (even their spouses) and anyone serving ANY branch of Military or Reserves, check it out!

appealunfairpropertytax.com/veterans-day-special.html

Nov 05

Updated Nov 09

robbery in Ravenswood

Has anyone heard about a couple being robbed on Ravenswood ave near the intersection with W Winnemac st? I guess it happened a few day ago.

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

    80% increase? WOW!!

  • Always the same description of the criminals. Amazing. Police COmmander of 20th district noted this sort of crime in 20th district at least was committed by transients. I've seen open purchase & using of drugs 2 blocks from Winnemac Park in the alleys. Always the same kinda people.

Nov 08

Updated Nov 09

Neighborhood crime info

I just wanted to post a few issues that have happened over the past few days. An attempted break in in the 2600 block of W Carmen - three black men in the 20s tried to break in to my neighbor's basement on 11/03 during the day but were scared off by a neighbor (911 was called). Last night walking home from the L around 10:45pm. I saw a black kid - 15-18? - trying the handles of all the...

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I just wanted to post a few issues that have happened over the past few days. An attempted break in in the 2600 block of W Carmen - three black men in the 20s tried to break in to my neighbor's basement on 11/03 during the day but were scared off by a neighbor (911 was called). Last night walking home from the L around 10:45pm. I saw a black kid - 15-18? - trying the handles of all the cars on Claremont north of Lawrence. He then crossed Lawrence and tried the handles of all the cars in the lot where the CorePower and PureBarre are (I did call 911). Then when I got home (2600 block of W Carmen) my mail had been dumped and only catalogs were left scattered around. I hope nothing important was stolen (yes, I have LifeLock). Stay vigilant.

  • Thank you for posting and thank you for calling the police.

  • Philly_Phil Displaced Philadelphian

    Additionally, there have been some stories that seem to have gone unseen on EveryBlock. My wife and I were walking back from a Halloween party on the 4600 block of N Damen on 10/28 around 11PM when we witnessed the arrest of the men who had robbed multiple people in...

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    Additionally, there have been some stories that seem to have gone unseen on EveryBlock. My wife and I were walking back from a Halloween party on the 4600 block of N Damen on 10/28 around 11PM when we witnessed the arrest of the men who had robbed multiple people in the area including a Half Acre employee on a smoke break. Story here: http://bit.ly/2iJfjfO

    There was also a shooting at 4600 N Greenview across from Walgreens on 11/1 where 2 men were hit while sitting in a minivan. Story here: http://dnain.fo/2jggibj

    Thanks for posting, LincolnSquarePoppy.

  • It's getting worse with the season! We've had the same type trying car door handles down our block. Add to that the two times I've seen 2 - 20 something black kids dropped off by cab and roam through neighbors yards looking into windows. Yes 911 was called & they quickly ran off down Lawrence when a neighbor yelled at them.

Nov 09

Nov 04

Updated Nov 08

Local Artist Arrested for Assaulting a Concerned Citizen Durring Community Event.

A certain artist known for his self promotion was arrested this evening for assaulting a concerned citizen who was participating in the weekly positive loitering.

  • Neighborhood Dad 25-year resident of North Center/St Bens/Lincol...

    Thanks, Maria. So we know he’s accused of battery, not assault. There goes the First Amendment defense! As Prohibitionist John B. Finch said, “Your right to swing your arm leaves off where my right not to have my nose struck begins.”

    Of course, “battery” doesn’t have to cause harm. It could have been a push or a shove or something else far less than a punch or slap. Who knows?

    Does anyone know what happened?

  • No doubt,a pricing dispute over a Saint Helen mural? Possibly a limited edition Tent City lithograph?

Nov 08

Unique Italian Inspired Korean Restaurant To Open In Andersonville

A new Korean restaurant that draws influence from Italian cuisine is set to open in Andersonville. Owner Jennifer Kim, who recently closed the Lakeview restaurant Snaggletooth, will fulfill a dream of opening her first Korean eatery. Kim will call it Passerotto or ‘little sparrow’ in Italian. Passerotto will be located at 5420 N. Clark, a space that housed a string of restaurants over […]

    Unique Italian Inspired Korean Restaurant To Open In Andersonville
    A new Korean restaurant that draws influence from Italian cuisine is set to open in Andersonville. Owner Jennifer Kim, who recently closed the Lakeview restaurant Snaggletooth, will fulfill a dream of opening her first Korean eatery. Kim will call it Passerotto or 'little sparrow' in Italian. Passerotto will be located at 5420 N.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

Nov 07

On Wed, Nov 15, 7-9pm @ Rogers Park Montessor...

On Wed, Nov 15, 7-9pm @ Rogers Park Montessori there'll be a meeting for the Gateway Garden (5346 Ravenswood). Contribute your ideas re: how best to utilize the space we now own. And/Or send comments to planning@bcochicago.org - hope to see you there!

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Nov 04

Updated Nov 07

Apartments?

Just curious if anyone in Ravenswood/Lincoln square have any other resources for looking at apartments in the area? As opposed to craigslist - for all intensive purposes is fine. But I feel there are people in the area who own townhomes that have rentals and just don't feel the need to put them online? Perhaps it relates to just walking around the area and looking for signs.

anyone have any thoughts?

  • If you want a quality place, go to a realtor. It will cost you nothing because the property owner pays. I'm a landlady and I assure you I would never use Craig's list..

  • Andrew Carpenter Realtor Edgewater home owner and Chicago Reator

    I'd be happy to help and it might surprise you that you would be able to buy instead of rent. A condo in Ravenswood can be had for under $1200 per month including everything but utilities. There are down payment assistance programs to help you with the initial cost of home ownership.

Nov 02

Updated Nov 06

Any other renters have this requirement?

THIS REQUIREMENT WILL BE PART OF THE LEASE RIDER AND TAKE EFFECT WITH YOUR LEASE RENEWAL DATE.

CONTINUOUS LIABILITY INSURANCE COVERAGE WILL BE REQUIRED THROUGOUT TENANCY. FAILURE TO MAINTAIN COVERAGE IS GROUNDS FOR LEASE TERMINATION.

Please read the following requirements and policies of the option that pertains to you:

YOU DON’T CURRENTLY HAVE RENTER LIABILITY INSURANCE:
You can purchase Liability Insurance from any insurance provider. The policy is required to have $100,000 coverage and designate the name of whichever one...

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THIS REQUIREMENT WILL BE PART OF THE LEASE RIDER AND TAKE EFFECT WITH YOUR LEASE RENEWAL DATE.

CONTINUOUS LIABILITY INSURANCE COVERAGE WILL BE REQUIRED THROUGOUT TENANCY. FAILURE TO MAINTAIN COVERAGE IS GROUNDS FOR LEASE TERMINATION.

Please read the following requirements and policies of the option that pertains to you:

YOU DON’T CURRENTLY HAVE RENTER LIABILITY INSURANCE:
You can purchase Liability Insurance from any insurance provider. The policy is required to have $100,000 coverage and designate the name of whichever one of our companies from which you are renting: KLC Properties, Inc. or Capital Investments, Inc. as an “INTERESTED PARTY”. Policies purchased without those requirements will not be accepted. Ask if the insurance company will automatically send your renewal policies directly to our office-would save you the time and energy to send it to us!
PROOF OF PROPER, ACCEPTABLE LIABILITY INSURANCE COVERAGE MUST BE PROVIDED BY 8:59 A.M. ON THE DAY BEFORE LEASE RENEWAL DATE.
IF THE POLICY WITH THE SPECIFIED REQUIREMENTS LISTED ABOVE IS NOT RECEIVED BY OUR OFFICE BY 8:59 A.M., YOU WILL BE CHARGED $50.00 PER MONTH IN ADDITION TO THE RENT UNTIL YOU PROVIDE PROOF OF LIABILITY COVERAGE. ($50 FOR FULL MONTH REGARDLESS OF DATE IN MONTH WHEN PROOF OF COVERAGE IS SHOWN) (NO PRO-RATING)

CONTINUOUS LIABILITY INSURANCE COVERAGE IS REQUIRED AS PART OF THE LEASE RIDER. FAILURE TO MAINTAIN LIABILITY COVERAGE IS GROUNDS FOR LEASE TERMINATION.

*Please note: Liability Insurance does not protect a Renter against loss or damage to Renter’s personal property or belongings.

  • future alderman future alderman

    if you have to buy liability insurance why should you have to pay a security deposit or move-in fee? answer-you shouldn't. so yeah, i'll pay 12 bucks a month instead of your draconian move-in fee.

  • Oh hi! You either live in my building or another managed by the same company! My individual renters policy met the requirements. I just called my agent and had them add the management company. Super easy!

Nov 06

Andersonville Responds To Online-Only Holiday Shopping With New Local Pledge Campaign

A new campaign in Andersonville which began this past weekend is hoping to take a bite out of online-only shopping this Holiday season. The project called #AlwaysAndersonville is asking residents to take a pledge to support local brick-and-mortar businesses in the area. The organization behind the campaign, the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce, started the campaign to help […]

    Andersonville Responds To Online-Only Holiday Shopping With New Local Pledge Campaign
    A new campaign in Andersonville which began this past weekend is hoping to take a bite out of online-only shopping this Holiday season. The project called #AlwaysAndersonville is asking residents to take a pledge to support local brick-and-mortar businesses in the area. The organization behind the campaign, the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce, started the campaign to help ...
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

Nov 06

Bowmanville Community Organization added an e...

OPEN to all! Nov 15 – Harvest of Ideas – a community design workshop for the expanded Gateway Garden Please join the BCO on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 for a “Harvest of Ideas” — a participatory community workshop to determine priorities, identify concerns, and create a wish list for the expanded Gateway Garden space we now own. (This garden sits along Ravenswood Ave at Balmoral - west side of the Metra tracks). This will be a moderated session with a focus on inclusion, communication, and collaboration. After this session, the BCO will work with professional landscape architects and garden planners to integrate as many of the community’s shared elements as possible. What to Bring: Just your ideas and enthusiasm! (Snacks and refreshments will be provided along with writing and drawing tools) Questions: Send any questions, concerns, or comments to planning@bcochicago.org. NOTE: if you CANNOT attend the Design workshop but have ideas or input to share please email planning@bcochicago.org and we will make alternate plans to talk or meet to discuss your ideas.

    Harvest of Ideas - a Garden Design forum for Gateway Garden
    OPEN to all! Nov 15 - Harvest of Ideas - a community design workshop for the expanded Gateway Garden Please join the BCO on Wednesday, November 15,...
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Nov 05

rental sources

realtor.com lists rentals mas well as propertiesm for sale.
I have been happy usingApartment mPeople to find tenants.

    Find Real Estate, Homes for Sale, Apartments & Houses for Rent - realtor.com®
    Search real estate property records, houses, condos, land and more on realtor.com®. Find property info from the most comprehensive source of home data online.
    https://www.realtor.com

Nov 05

Healthcare Enrollment Open - Neighborhood Resources Available

Open enrollment on the health care marketplace began on
November 1 and lasts until December 15 on HealthCare.gov. Whether this is your first time getting covered or you are returning to shop and save, you must take action
by December 15. There is a minimum penalty of $695 for not having health insurance.

Please help spread the word -- the current administration slashed the advertising budget, so many people may not know. Local help is available; find resources here: https://localhelp.healthcare.gov/#/

    Get 2018 health coverage. Health Insurance Marketplace
    Official site of Affordable Care Act. Enroll now for 2018 coverage. See health coverage choices, ways to save today, how law affects you.
    https://www.healthcare.gov

Nov 02

Updated Nov 05

Gunshots in Edgewater

Did anyone else hear what sounded like 5 gunshots just before 2am this morning? It seemed to be around Balmoral and Sheridan.

  • My wife and I were up talking when we heard the shots. We called the police instantaneously. From where we are we could not see anything. But it sounded like the shots were coming from Sheridan and Balmoral.

  • There was also 5 gunshots this last Friday at the same time around Wolcott and Touhy friends said.

Oct 07

Updated Nov 04

What's happening to our neighborhood?

Been in Ravenswood 30+ years in the same house and over the last few years I've seen more and more younger families move into the neighborhood which is not a bad thing it's a breath of fresh air to see the community grow and flourish but the amount of racism that has come with it is sad especially when your told "This is my neighborhood you don't belong here" from a couple young enough to be your children that is fairly new to the neighborhood so the question is do you believe we are losing our charm as a family friendly neighborhood to these young transplants?

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

    There are many neighborhood schools that parents are clamoring to get their kids into! Off the top of my head, Rogers, Blaine, Wildwood

  • smartypants Be Nice

    Robin, true, but Blaine, Coonley, Bell, Hawthorne, Nettlehorst, etc. are not in affordable neighborhoods....even for renters. I don't know of anyone clamoring to get into Rogers but would be thrilled if that happens.

Nov 04

snow removal services recommendations please

Hello, i'm looking for recommendations for snow removal services for a 6 flat around clark and wilson, for the front sidewalk and a small parking lot. any recommendations or expected pricing would be greatly appreciated.
thank you

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